I developed these leaf drop earrings over the weekend and am very happy with how they turned out.
Sterling Silver Leaf Drop Earrings
They swing freely from long earwires with such lovely movement. After sawing and piercing the leaf drop shapes, I spent a long time filing, sanding and polishing them to a bright shine. As they have a slight curve, created in my doming block, they really catch the light beautifully.
Looking for a new design to inspire you? How about my Blossom Drops tutorial? Currently listed in my online shops (£3.00/$5.00)... BUT for a short time only I am selling it at a reduced price in my website shop for only £2.50 (approximately $4.00).
Blossom Drops - wirework tutorial
It includes detailed instructions and close up photos with lots of wirework tips and also guidance on how to create a number of variations.
I think the Christmas break did me and my mojo a lot of good as I feel afresh with new design ideas and currently have the time to explore them...
Chalcedony Square Blossom Sterling Silver Pendant
Combining metalwork and wirework techniques, this pendant features a seemingly glowing blue chalcedony cabochon which I have set within an organic shaped wire blossom. I had a shape/design in mind when I started making this pendant but the petal details sort of 'grew' as I was creating it. This is my favourite kind of jewellery making as the end product can be a pleasant surprise!
Happy New Year to you! And time for my next giveaway on Facebook....
Here is your chance to win a CUSTOM DESIGNED PATTERNED STERLING SILVER
WIDE BAND RING made especially for you or your loved one to your chosen size
and your chosen design. See further details below…
If you win you can choose your own pattern design for your ring e.g.
leaves, flowers, hearts, circles, spirals or maybe something else, YOU
DECIDE!I will create you a custom made
ring around your chosen theme.