November is here. And here's my latest earrings creation.
I started with the porcelain charms that I recently got from RoundRabbit, and pretty soon I knew I wanted to use the
newspaper newsprint jasper heishis together with them. What a perfect match! But then the next step was the hard one. How to connect them? How to make a well proportioned whole? I tried a few solutions using thinner wire in different metals, and with the jasper beads sitting in different ways. Even trying to use more than one for each earring sometimes as a way of creating some boldness. But I rejected all of those attempts. Simply not good enough.
I knew the jasper and the porcelain charms were so good together, and I didn't want to give up on that gut feeling. So I let the thing rest for a week or so on my studio table. When I went in there the other day I realized what was needed was something with a much more rustic look to go with the other two. Hence the 20 gauge heavily oxidized copper wire. The doubled circles I created around a marker pen which made a perfect proportion of the rings. And then my ever so often occurring messy wrap. Now I was finally very pleased.
(Handmade earring hooks by MetalFuze.)
All my best,
Malin de Koning