I thought I’d share a little about my process and how these earrings came to be. The idea for them came about when I saw a beautiful dragonfly outside my studio on a sunny summer day. I began by doodling a rough idea. Then I go into a computer program to draw out the design as a vector graphic. After I have a vector design I hand saw it out. In this case I cut it out of brass.
I wasn’t entirely happy with the look of them so I tweaked the design slightly and re-cut them.
Once I was happy with the design, I sent the file off to have them laser cut out of stainless steel. When I get the parts back from the laser cutter they are pretty rough, so I spend some time cleaning them up.
After they are cleaned up I solder the sterling silver posts onto them and do the finish work.
Head over to my Etsy Shop to get a pair, and to celebrate the release of these earrings I’m offering free shipping through the end of the month. Use the coupon code “SEPTEMBER12” at checkout.
I just finished these fun necklaces and earrings today. They are based on my basket design, but these are made from upcycled tins. The blue ones are so nautical and perfect for summer. They will be available at my booth at the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, and after that in my Etsy shop. Since they are made from vintage materials, each color/pattern combination will be limited.
I participated, in a group sale with the metals program, today at the Waterstreet Market. It was a nice day and I enjoyed spending the time with my cohorts. I had a lot of interest in my work which was nice and I had a couple new pieces for it. A new set of stacking rings with recycled silver and 14k gold discs, and new long cellular earrings.