Friday, November 23, 2012
Earrings. Sterling silver bezel, backplate, and ear wire. Purple stone (no idea what kind) and sea shell beads set in resin.
The original plan was to use butterfly wings (no animals were harmed in the collecting of the butterfly wings). I thought it would be really cool if, rather than making a giant pendant with an entire wing in it, I would cut up a wing into squares and show off the most interesting parts of the wing as earrings.
Don't do this. First, butterfly wings are beautiful as complete, as they are. Second, the wings are FREAKING IMPOSSIBLE TO CUT NEATLY.
Needless to say, I got, erm, frustrated, whilst attempting to handle these tiny wing bits that were really light and really delicate.