A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 304,845
Currently Running With Scissors:
461 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Ashlee's (Squiggle) Earrings  (Read 971 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kcartwright856
« on: February 16, 2011 08:09:03 AM »

I made these earrings for my sister-in-law some time ago, but I'm only now getting around to posting. They've since become her favorite pair of earrings and are named "Ashlee Earrings" or "Squiggle Earrings" depending on who you're talking to!

She asked for something fun and unique, so I just started sketching some doodles to sculpt in 18 gauge wire and hammer it all to give the form some strength and texture.

I topped the little (about 2 inches) squiggles off with the ear wire shape that I make for nearly all my earrings (I call them "hoop hooks".) and then tossed them in a tumbler for a few hours to shine up and harden.



I'm not the best photographer, but I tried! I wish I could have captured the sparkle that the hammered texture gives off.

Edit:

Just found a picture of a "variation on a theme" of sorts. Same general idea, but the twists and turns of such an organic form can rarely be replicated completely. That's what I love about this style of earring!




« Last Edit: February 16, 2011 08:51:31 AM by kcartwright856 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

imera
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011 08:48:14 AM »

They are pretty, can understand how they are favourite, really nice and playful, but still classy Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

endymion
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 415
Joined: 17-Jan-2011


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 09:15:27 AM »

Ooooh! Those are so pretty!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jemimah
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2236
Joined: 25-Feb-2010


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011 11:29:46 AM »

I really like these!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Zefiryn
Offline Offline

Posts: 33
Joined: 12-Feb-2011

Oooo something shiny...where?!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 11:33:33 AM »

I love these earrings! I'm not very good with wire. These are awesome. The hooks are great, those are my fave style of hook. What type of metal did you use?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kcartwright856
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 02:28:24 PM »

Thanks, everyone! Zefiryn, the metal used in these two pairs is German silver, or nickel silver, as some call it. It's inexpensive, but it doesn't have that sterling gleam, which is why it's so difficult to photograph. It's a lot darker and more grey than sterling.

I haven't run into too many problems with those allergic to nickel yet. I make sure everyone knows that it contains nickel, and if that's a problem I always have some sterling on hand.

I really hope the price of silver comes down soon. =(
THIS ROCKS   Logged

krinjal
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011 02:21:08 AM »

                   hey.......hi.......wow.......nice earrings.......i love those.....look very funky.....!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create a Bun in a Sleek Bun Hairstyle
Creating the Rihanna Hairstyle
Putting in Hair Extensions
How To Prepare Short Hair For Hair Extensions
How To Attach Hair Extensions To Short Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.