My name is Kimberly Rogers and I also love to make jewelry too, especially earrings. My love of making earrings took me down the path to becoming the lampworker and torch fired enameler that I am today. In the early beginnings of my jewelry making journey I wanted to make some of my own components in order to add a little something totally my own to my designs. I became so hooked on that process that I decided to offer those design elements to other designers that are looking for organic and sometimes crusty components to their designs. I found out that there were a few of you out there that shared that earthy aesthetic as well.
Part of my creative process is trying to come up with new and unique components to share with others yet retaining a touch of my numinositybeads imprint and recognizable style as a jumping of point for others.
The enamel pieces used in these earrings were my own twist from an experiment with torch fire enameling on old vintage tin children't tea set plates that were too rusty and crusty to be collectibles anymore.
I added a small triangle of some dyed salmon skin leather that I had picked up during a visit to Chile.
any sort of leather could be used to soften and reinforce the tapered area of tin. I pnched a hole in the leather to match the tin hole and I used E6000 glue to glue the leather to the tin.
The springlike green lampwork beads with purple webbing seemed like a nice counterpoint to finish off these earrings.
I am especially fond of Faerystones "simples" earwires once the length of the earrings are established so as not to have them be too long .
Here is an example of an enameled tin pair that I have made.
You can look forward to more Earrings Everyday posts from me on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. I look forward to hearing from you!
xo, Kimberly Rogers