Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tree Inspired Earrings

I have one more thing to share today. After my post about making a tree, I started to think that an inverted wire tree would make cool looking earrings. I goofed around a little, and here are my results.

The earrings have five ornaments that are related in color so they don't really compete for attention. They have more a feeling of happy coexistence as they perch on their respective branches. That's how I see them, as intertwined branches.

They dangle from a link that's attached to the earwire. This gives them more freedom of movement. While the limbs are structural and hold their shape, they can still sway and twist in the breeze.

So what do you think? Good design or weird design? I'm trying to decide if I should make a few for the shop.

Oh, by the way, I realize I've gone off on one of my beading binges. I assure you, there's plenty of fiber in the future. I'm kind of letting monsoon season run its course and then I'll be back to my dyeing. I plan on adding a lot more painted roving to my inventory at Wind Rose this fall. I have some very nice wool and silk blends that I think will be beautiful. Never fear, fiber girl is still here!


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Jenn said...


I don't think I've come across that website. I'll have to check it out. It sounds like a good one to add to my favorites list. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Oh, and if you ever want to email me, there is a link to my website on the left side of my blog. (crocheted happy flower amigurumi) There is a contact me page on that site. :D