Tuesday, September 17, 2013

On the Fringe

The title refers to the earrings above and not to the state of my mental health, although some may argue that it could apply to either one of those or to both. I use 20 gauge pins that I purchased with balls on both ends, that I have twisted around my own hand forged bronze hoops. The twisted wires have been slightly flattened with my hammer and then lightly patinated with verdigris for an even more rustic look. Maybe one day I will work up the courage to fire up my torch that was a Christmas gift and is still in the package. Then I could make my own ball pins, but for now I am still buying them. On the fringe?

The earrings were inspired by a design on Etsy from The Purple Lily Designs.

Headin' for the Beach

Lucky Brand boho tunic

Roxy sandals

Western straw hat

Vince Camuto sunglasses
$120 -

Gloria Ewing
Chrysalis Too on Etsy
Chrysalis Jewelry on Artfire


  1. Very cool Gloria!! I think we're all on the fringe much of the time lol.

  2. Gorgeous earrings! I do love the fringe and the fact that you added a patina for a great effect.

    And by the way, I feel like I'm on the fringe every single day...:)

  3. Ha! Love this post...I'm definitely on the fringe majority of the time. Love those earrings and you the outfit pairs with them perfectly!

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