Following in the footsteps of my Nutsy Key Necklace
and Washer Chainmaille Bracelet
, I now wish to show off my first forrays into earrings. [All of these designs are inspired by Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox
by Hannah Rogge, though I found her offerings too tame for my taste and decided to wander away from the tour, so to speak.]
So, without further ado, here is my first set of Washer and Nut Earrings (the two center ones have post findings, and the outer ones are on ear wires):
Sorry, the picture isn't the best. But here is a close up of the Nutty Blue Glass Earrings on the far right [again, the picture isn't the best, being a close up crop of the above pic....]
And here is a picture of the amethyst earrings on the far left of the group picture, moved off the black velvet display so you can see the color of the round glass beads better:
What do you all think? Should I keep exploring this trend? I'm not sure I should let it become one of my signature styles, though I am enjoying it a lot. And I AM going to try selling them at the local flea market and see if Cleveland is ready for my spin on hardware jewelry. But then again... I don't know. Would any of you wear them? [I confess to being a bit underconfident in my jewelry design skills because I can't wear ANYTHING metal - including my wedding ring - and yes, I've tried all types of fine metal including platinum.... So, I can't really say I would wear it because I CAN'T.