Y'know... it's hard making something for someone you know nothing about. When we did the earring swap awhile back, I was worried but at least I had some hint as to style and likes from them. Both because I checked their blog sites and because I asked.
Then I showed Saner Sister. And found out her acquaintance only likes girly, silver jewelry. Not the rustic look I had managed.
Should'a checked, 1st, before getting all enthusiastic and creative.
Since I don't get a lot of creative time (I have a full time job and don't always get into my craft room when I do get home) I decided to end the evening on an up note (or I'd have to throw myself off the retaining wall and into the sump behind our house... just... ew!) Since I really didn't like that option, I went ahead and made a couple pairs of earrings. The dressier pair were to go with a necklace I had made some time earlier but hadn't included earrings at the time. Here they are.
|full length view of|
necklace & earrings
|close up of tassel (whiter than 1st shot makes it seem)|
|full view of earrings|
|close up of tops|
|close up of dangles/tassels|
|fun(ky) dragonfly earrings|
repurposed from an old
bracelet that had these done
in different colors
|close up of hand-painted dragonflies on glass beads|
while the dragonflies "matched" other bead colors,
not a single bead in the original bracelet had a "match"
|the flowers were repurposed from an elastic|
ring that broke... and the dangles don't exactly
match, either... I'm so clever! (snerk)