More summertime fun with jewelry

More summertime fun with jewelry

Forgot to snap a photo of the wire wrapped dichroic glass doughnut for my blog post last week. I had to re-work the wire weaving I originally did because it looked like something out of a really bad circus. A little tweeking without losing any of the work was all it needed. I’ve had this glass doughnut for years and was waiting for the right opportunity and skills to come along so I could do this very cool doughnut justice. I almost missed the mark.

I also had some fun this week making small coiled beads. I found these light blue glass rectangles. I put the two together, added a spiral, and was inspired to snap some shots using white sand as the background.

I totally missed the mark on the green stone earrings (for lack of the right name of the stone). I stamped an image onto the stone. It is very permanent, it won’t wash off. One image came out more muted than the other. This was after numerous practice attempts on paper. The earrings are also a little heavy. I try not to make earrings that will take your lobes to the floor. These ones aren’t that heavy, but may need to be turned into pendants.

Win some, lose some.

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I get by with a little help . . .

My sweet, little bichon / poodle Polaris likes to accompany me outside for picture taking. Frankly, she accompanies me everywhere. The other day was particularly sweet when I was taking pictures of earrings. I saw her sitting quietly and contently and thought I’d snap a picture of her. All I got was the back of her head.

She’s usually pretty good at sitting for the camera. But on this afternoon she just wasn’t interested. Every time I called her name she’d turn to look at me and then as I moved the camera up and zoomed in she would turn her head. After about four tries, I got the hint! It was really peculiar, and hilarious. This little dog has attitude! Enjoy some new pictures of earrings I took.

Visit WhisperingIris.etsy.com to see more pictures of these earrings and others I’ve made.