Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Made Some Earrings While Watching Obama Speech - So, Is It Too Corny to Want to Name Them "Hope"?

I decided to make a pair of earrings that matched a lanyard using teal and aqua glass beads. Started out just putting the beads on a long sterling headpin in the same sequence as the lanyard. Decided it needed a little something more and since I'm on a curlicue kick, I took some wire and made two curls and hung little teal faceted glass beads off of them.

The thing I really like about how they turned out is that the curls move around and the earrings have a very dimensional look, which I try to show in the picture below.

And here's the pair with the matching lanyard.

I think I'm going to put some goals on myself for tomorrow and Thursday night that I won't make any new pieces until I've worked on the things I need to finish for the convention. Things I need to do - put labels and prices on the pieces, finish off the standing displays and get all the other stuff I need to take on Friday out and at least gathered up for packing.

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Blogger JustATish said...

I think Hope is a good name -
Check out the meaning of Aqua - coincidence you chose that color and that name? i think not!

Symbolizes freshness, the pristine and unspoiled. Vivacious and dramatic in a refreshing way. Confidence, strength and strong individualism.

February 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

ooh - that's very cool! Where do you look up the meaning? Is there one for 'teal'?

BTW, good luck with the show - saw the pieces - they're beautiful.

February 25, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Bev's Jewelry / www.bevsjewelry.1000markets.com said...

- "I won't make any new pieces until I've worked on the things I need to finish" -
Good luck with that! Just kidding. I set that goal a lot. Sometimes it even works.
Love the earrings though. They look special!

February 25, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks, Bev! Appreciate the visit and compliment.

February 25, 2009 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger JustATish said...

teal is closely related to turquoise - it depends on who is looking at it, so it is very similar in meaning - healing and devotion

February 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

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