Some more fruits of my weekeend labor:

These earrings are of extremely similar styles but differ in a few ways.  The top pair is made of 26g sterling silver wire with very small sterling silver beads surrounding a single ruby bead.


The second pair is made with 22g sterling silver wire, much larger sterling beads, and natural carnelian rondelles.  They are much heavier than the ruby version, but still comfortable to wear.  I call them Gypsy earrings.

4 Replies to “Hoop Dreams”

  1. Antoinette says: May 15, 2007 at 8:10 am

    I really liked them both, I’d have a hard time choosing between the two. Did you smith the hoops yourself? Or buy them already round?

  2. Antoinette says: May 15, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Do you have tags on your items with the name on them? I like the names.
    Like all products I think initiating demand is 80% good marketing. Like cool names.

  3. holly west says: May 15, 2007 at 8:16 am

    I made them myself. I’m trying to do as much of the metalsmithing as possible to make sure the stuff is unique, especially for something like this.
    I don’t think I will be tagging individual items. Rather, I’ll put a sign above groups of things. But I’m not 100% sure how the displays will be yet.

  4. Antoinette says: May 15, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    You did a great job making those hoops super round. I bet it was tough. I’m assuming you had a shaper bar or something. Most impressive!
    Let me know if I can make something or help with the displays in any way.

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