Monday, April 14, 2014

Wings and Hearts

This was another project from the bin of random items for my friend.  I thought that the wings and hearts would go together nicely for a simple but elegant look.  Let's face it, Swarovski anything tends to look elegant and beautiful.  Most of the findings here were silver plated to be more economical, but the earwires are sterling silver filled as my friend can have issues with earwires that are plated or finished.  

All in all these earrings were easy to make, but I think they are still lovely and would go with any type of look.  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Little Bit of Love

Ever just want to make a simple pair of earrings?  That's what happened here.  I had a night where I was going through the bin of products my friend had bought for me to have fun with.  I love making pieces for her because she really lets me run with my creativity and will randomly bring me a bag of stuff and just say "Have fun!" 

Sidenote: I have been playing with the settings on my camera and trying to learn how to fine tune my pictures so that they come out better, so you may be seeing more high quality pictures in my posts such as the ones here. I spent a night simply looking up tutorials and instructions for my specific camera and am really happy with the pictures I am now taking.  You may still see some posts with the old style of pictures as I am working through what I have, but I hope to keep improving them. 

These earrings feature a charm with the word love on it as well as a chain drop with a Swarovski wild heart on it.  I believe the color is antique pink, but am not 100% sure on that.  Still it was a nice dusky pink that I thought worked well with the piece.  A great statement piece without losing how fun the earrings feel. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Seaside Seals

This is another in the series of animal shrinky dinks I made.  Line art works really well on shrinky dinks and once shrunk can really intensify how it looks.  You really have to be careful though to ensure that the piece doesn't lose too much detail when it shrinks. It's really easy to forget the ratio of how much it shrinks, believe me there are some I have had to re-do because of this. 

I paired these with blue Swarovski crystals and rivolis to add to the sea theme.  I know that a lot of these that I make will be more whimsical, but what is jewelry if you are not having a little fun with it, right? I'm loving this particular style and will probably make many more.