Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I made these earrings for my sister, who was once obsessed with turtles, before I realized that a) she doesn't wear jewelry very often, and b) she doesn't have her ears pierced. Well, I tried.... Mine now, I suppose, but I rarely wear anything I make.
Turtle-wise, though, I think they're cute.
Sterling silver sheet and wire, some green stone... my source says it's malachite. I used a scalloped bezel wire, which added an interesting tough. My favorite part is the wire around the bezel -- I think it adds an elegant look to the design. The ear wire is store-bought. Trust me, you will know when I make them, because I make them HUGE. Relatively.
These won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.