When you are always trying something new in your designs as I am, you are bound to have some results that fall short of your expectations. So what do you do, throw it out and start over or keep going and adapt?
I started these earrings with a completely different idea in mind, but then my stamping did not turn out well. I was going for a primitive look anyway, so I hammered over the stamping to get a roughened surface. I continued to hammer the body of the earrings into a slightly domed shape and the finials until they were thin enough to punch holes through. Then I applied a heat patina that brought out a warm brassy tone.
Often the unplanned things that happen, turn out to be pleasant surprises. I love it when that happens!
For a coordinating outfit, I chose to go dressy instead of casual this time around. The earrings, of course, could work either way.
Chrysalis Jewelry on Artfire
Chrysalis Too on Etsy
Ralph Lauren Dress - $415
Ted Baker Blazer - $190
Tote Bag - $3020
LibbySue Scarf - $18
River Island Belt - $29