I'd like to share a little of my creative process. This is a pair of earrings that I designed some time ago, but they remain a favourite. I try to begin my designs on paper, but most often I am so excited about the image in my mind, that I take pencil to metal! That's how I made these earrings the very first time.
I do my best to keep my creativity and production eco friendly. I avoid chemicals and synthetic materials like the plague!
I cut the spiral design out with great care frequently pausing to re-lubricate my blade. (No one likes the sound of scratchy grinding metal)... :)
I begin by smoothing the edges completely so there are no sharp edges and they can comfortably slide through your ear piercing.
Then I hammer the part that slides through the ear with a steel jeweller's hammer for a little added strength on that part of the hoop.
For these, I decided to give them a satin finish. I think that the design speaks loud enough for itself.
This was fun. I think I'll be posting more of my design processes for my favourite pieces.