Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Pair of Magic Scepters

The design for these earrings morphed over a long period of time, initially spurred by some of Kristi Bowman-Gruel's earrings. I love how she stacked the lampwork on top of the charm, making it seem like one piece. Then I was kind of intrigued by Blackstar's bullet earrings. Both of those ideas lay percolating in the back of my mind, and eventually became infused with imagery from too much Harry Potter and Middle Earth exposure. (Pardon me, my geek is showing.)

My first brainstorm was to use a metal bar and a dagger type bead to create a sort of Magic Barbarian Spear (Plain Barbarian Spears are so drab), but then in the midst of sawing copper tubing for tube beads for other purposes I had a EUREKA! moment. How about a copper tube bead, textured and perhaps adorned with  some wire, and a glass teardrop? Upside-down. It would be like a MAGIC SCEPTER!! But upside down. Like if you hung your Magic Scepter from the coat rack when you weren't using it.

I would envision these earrings worn with the garb below (this would of course be more of an evening look):

Or perhaps this for daytime:

(This would be more of a Magic Urban Scepter look, you know, like from Underworld. Like when Selene is just chillin' and her vinyl outfit is at the cleaners.)

You can see more of my work at my Lunedesigns Etsy Shop, or see past work and a glimpse behind the curtain at my blog, The Cerebral Dilettante.


  1. The earrings are beautiful, I love the little touch of wire work around the beads. And oh my gosh you crack me up!

  2. Amazing earrings Keirsten, you are so creative!! I love the casual look, I can totally see it!

  3. I think I need an everyday magic scepter. It's a bonus that they can be transformed into evening wear because really in this economy who can afford not to have dual purpose accessories? Your approach to design always amazes me and these earrings are beauties.

  4. Miss Kiersten! You make the most amazing things, my friend. But the best part is your ability to weave a story so true and right for it. Go on and get your inner geek on. I love it!
    Enjoy the day!

  5. You're funny, and the earrings are stunning. I think every girl could use a pair of magic scepters!

  6. Totally gorgeous, you paint a great picture

  7. Fantastic!! That is very Celtic Princess! Love them!!

  8. Love these. Great story - perfectly matched to the earrings!

  9. Very cool earrings Keirsten! They do have a magical feel to them and I could totally envision them on a Celtic warrior princess in a fairy tale, love it and love your sense of humor!