The Westerly Gallery is gearing up for our June show, and I figured it would be fun to experiment with some new earring styles. So here are a few of the designs I've made.
These three earring sets are topped with small cubes of pearl clay that has been covered with super thin slices of various translucent clay canes. The color comes from striped translucent canes in which I had used just a tiny bit of color to separate the white stripes and add some interest. The hammered pins holding the crystals add a different dimension, and the sparkle from the crystals are just the right touch.
The earring sets to the right were made from slices of petal canes that I made at the Carol Simmons workshop weekend. When I have made a cane in a workshop, and still have some left over, I'm always curious what else I could do with it besides what the instructor had us try. Hence, these tiered and layered petal earrings. Fun look and good colors for summertime.
These next two pairs are roll-up beads I made from a couple more canes I made at Carol's workshop. I used stone beads to embellish the ends of the rolls for a different touch.
Finally, I used translucent canes and some simple petal canes to make teardrop earrings. This shape was inspired by these new earwires with attached caps that I got from Donna Kato. It's a fun shape and something new to play with.