Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lilac Tapestry Earrings

 I met Earrings Everyday team leader, Kristi Bowman for lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant a couple of weeks ago.  I asked her to bring along her new colored copper components and I picked out a gorgeous earring pair.

I could picture in my mind how I wanted the earrings to look.  It didn't seem like it would be too hard.  I've certainly done wired wraps across the face of beads before.  No sweat, right?
 I added the wavy copper discs to accent the copper in Kristi's components and that's where the challenge started.  The wraps needed to be placed on the parts of the discs that dipped downwards, but the discs spun around whenever I put pressure on them from the wire wraps. I finally got the first earring  wrapped the way I envisioned it, but I ended up having to cut the wire off off the other earring and start over again.
But I kind of like the challenge of problem solving when making jewelry.  So fussed with them a bit more and I love how they turned out.  Ah, but the problems did not end there...
I left my computer for about 10 minutes to take photos of some of my ceramic components and when I came back my screen was black and the computer could not be started.  A trip to the computer repair shop resulted in a diagnosis of the motherboard in need of replacement. :(  So Plan B was to take pictures of the earrings and upload them to my husband's laptop, where I could then write this post.

However, there were a few additional hiccups along the way involving my camera and our other laptop, which is why I am currently posting this blog entry at 1:50 a.m.!!!  But I prevailed!  There are lovely earrings with Kristi's components and an on-time blog post. The Lilac Tapestry Earrings are available in my shop.  Happy Wednesday!



  1. My goodness I'm so happy you got over the obstacles to make these beautiful earrings. I love the beautiful Lavender Bead at the top and the wires looping around the outside look fantastic. I love seeing what artists make with my components and you certainly did not disappoint!

  2. Wow! What a journey! I hope are able to recover your files and things from your computer or you had some backup! The earrings are lovely. Kristi's charms are really pretty and I think you've really pulled the best color out of them with the lavender beads - and the rustic wire wrapping!

  3. That is a lot of work to get this post done... but the results are exquisite!!! Your perseverance paid off... I hope your computer data will be ok... that is such a pain :( I love the colors and design, so very pretty! Great wire wrapping too!

  4. Your perseverance paid off! Gorgeous.

  5. Super - fun colours too. That happened with my laptop earlier this year - you have my hugest sympathies!

  6. You prevailed, indeed!
    And the earrings are truly, truly beautiful!
    I LoVe the colors.