I am so, so excited about these new earrings. I've been working on them for weeks, but I couldn't get them right. Until, finally!
These incorporate a lot of the skills I learned in my metal class. I didn't get a chance to try out many of the techniques during class because of time constraints, but I had this idea floating around in my head pretty much for the whole month of July. I wasn't sure if I would be skilled enough to make the idea come to fruition just yet, but it all came together.
These LOVE earrings are made of silver discs, hand-cut from 18g sterling silver sheet metal and domed using a dapping block. They are hand-stamped with the word "LOVE" and then soldered onto handmade earwires.
I look at it and think - whoa, I made this - the whole thing - all by myself, by hand!
I am planning a whole series of these, with different words.