AJE Earring challenge Week 3
The first pair uses some of my own lampwork beads. These are lentil shape with lots of silver glass which has a mother of pearl effect where it is cased with clear glass and shiny metallic effect where it is not encased. I love this colour aqua with copper but I also wanted some silver to complement the metallic finish on the bead so I combined the two. I made the silver ear wires and the headpins so I can honestly say that all the elements are handmade by me which is a lovely feeling. My wrapping of the copper wire improved dramatically on the second earring and my finish on the ear wires has also improved, I still have a way to go but I am definitely getting better.
|Lampwork Earrings AJE Week 3|
AJE Challenge Week 4
Again these are my lampwork glass beads in a juicy red with a flash of gold sparkle and some of my hand pulled murrini. I used bought stud ear wires on these but I am edging closer to soldering, better alert the fire brigade!
|Lampwork Earrings AJE Week 4|
I have to say I am absolutely loving this challenge so far. It is really pushing me outside of my comfort zone and making me address areas of jewellery design and making that I hadn't considered before and that is always a good thing.
|AJE challenge week 3|
|AJE Challenge week4|