But this past Christmas season, I saw a few pieces by other designers that truly knocked me out. Monica Pryor made an exquisite wintry bracelet that was so ethereal and beautiful it could have been worn by the Queen of Winter Herself, and our own Lindsay Philipson made several pairs of Christmas-y earrings that were just plain stunning. I began to rethink. Could I have been wrong all these years?
So when I saw these rustic red hammered copper hearts by Shannon German when I was browsing Miss Fickle Media one day a while back...
...a strange, unfamiliar thought came to mind: "Hmm, I could make some Valentine's Day earrings..." I know--shocking!
But once I had the hearts in my hot little hands, I wasted no time. I got out some red linen cording and knotted tiny copper spacers and little Czech glass rondelles (in the most luscious red!) into the cutout spaces in the hearts and then added rustic copper hearts by TierraCast.
I hung the earrings from my hand-formed copper ear wires and--boom--they were done! My first holiday earrings--simple but (I hope you'll agree) kinda pretty. :)
Now I think I might make a Valentine's Day bracelet. (And I think I'd better hurry!)
Thanks for reading, everyone! See you in two weeks.