|ready to oxidize and get an earring wire.|
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Purple almost finished.
From the beads I showed in the previous post a decision was made on the bead for the center of the purple tin earrings. I just couldn't help the choice - the red and teal were the best by far. I made smaller rivets in silver for the corners and a large bronze rivet for attaching the lampwork bead. My first thought was to put a centered hole and just dangle it from an earring wire but that seemed a little naked. It's a pretty light piece for what is going on (and its size) so I decided on a wrapped wire for the top, brass with an overlay of silver. It swings on that very freely. I like earrings that have the ability to move effortlessly. To what you see I will add the earring wire and then I'll oxidize the entire piece. Almost finished...