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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Garnet Inspiration




Hello Bloggers! My name is Cindy Pack and this is my first posting here on Earrings Everyday. I am a bead maker and jewelry designer with Cindy's Art & Soul Jewelry. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this wonderful group of artisans.

The earrings I am sharing today feature handmade components. The ear wires are sterling silver with soldered closed loops. I have been obsessing lately about my ear wires and making sure they are closed in some way. 

The silver charms were created with pure fine silver. Hand cut from sheet and then textured with fabric, run through a rolling mill. 

I added in tiny fine silver hoop rings to contrast with the square charms. 

And finally deep red micro faceted garnet stones-- because there is a few days left in January, of course!

These earrings have a lot of style and I imagine them as dressed up. But that's the beauty of silver-- it can be dressed up or casual. Garnets with their deep red color and faceted surface can make a casual outfit feel that much more stylish. These earrings are brand new and listed in my Etsy shop! 

I found this lovely collection at Polyvore that I felt was a good match for this set. I love the black, white and red combination. Enjoy! 
 

27 comments:

  1. Welcome Cindy, so great to have you join us!! Your earrings are beautiful, I love your metal work and those little garnets are beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Kristi! I am so happy to be here!

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  2. Welcome Cindy! Gorgeous and meticulous work as always, a feast for the eyes! I love that you used a rolling mill on the silver--I want one!! The wonderful wine color of the stones is making my mouth water!

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    1. Thank you Keirsten! I do have a lot of fun with the rolling mill! It's an ecno style but it does the job!

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  3. Welcome Cindy!
    I love your beautiful garnet earring! Stunning work.

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  4. Welcome, Miss Cindy! I love that you obsess about details like your ear wires. I have a wish to make my own but I seem to always make mismatched ones and they never look nearly as fine as yours do! These are beautiful earrings and a lovely inspiration. Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. Oh- my ear wires are not perfect, trust me. I try to get them evenly matched as possible but you know that's impossible. You just try and that's the beauty of them, you know they are hand crafted. :-D Thanks so much! You know I am a fan of your work Erin!

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  5. These are fabulous - love the texture on the silver. And garnet! - one of my favourites!

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  6. I enjoyed your post, Cindy. Your work is beautiful! I'd be wearing those earrings all the time.

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  7. Love the earrings Cindy! Your jewelry is amazing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Donna! I know you are busy getting ready for your trip! :-D

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  8. Welcome Cindy! Beautiful Garnet earrings..a nice tribute to January. :)

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    1. Thank you Kristy! Nice to be here! :-D

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  9. Wow! As always, your earrings look gorgeous, Cin. I'm the biggest fan of your creations! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Susmitha! You are a good friend! <3

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  10. Hi Cindy! I love how you textured and worked the silver components.

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