Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Reworking an oldie but goodie

I've been making some form or another of this oblong oval earring for years now but felt it was time to give it a bit of a face lift. When working with such a basic form it can be difficult to stand out from all the other people who are also working with that same basic form. I mean, who invented the oval, or the circle? No one owns it so it's very common to see the same exact shape being done in the same exact way. So it all comes down to presentation and, in this case, earwires. And since I have been on a hardcore earring wire kick this past week I came up with this sleek extra long version that I think makes these ovals look supper terrific!

I'm calling this style Orbit. (this pair above can be found in my shop)


I'd love to hear what you all think. Will they stand out from the others or do I need to attach some flashing lights and sparkles (and possibly be completely naked while wearing them) in order to be noticed?

9 comments:

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

No, I don't think twinkly lights will be needed. They are beautiful just the way they are and different enough from everything else out there. They make a very simple yet lovely earring.

mairedodd said...

LOVE the effect... the extra long wires are really sleek!

Lorelei said...

i think i might need a pair of these to sport in London. whatyasay?

mairedodd said...

i didn't answer your question, i realized... there is something so masterfully achieved about your work... other people's ovals or circles do not look like yours... what you bring to your glazing is uniquely 'you', very subtle and refined... and that is what makes yours stand apart...

Gardanne said...

I love your jewelry its simple but makes a statement.

For The Love of Beads said...

I really like these - so elegant and sleek in their simplicity! nice work

Emi

Lori Michaud said...

Love them, love the simplicity. I love bling, but I think the simplicity of these are lovely!

Stasha said...

I love these earrings. I also think they would look nice with maybe a rhinestone or some shiny flatback crystal put on the ear wire that would give them a little sparkle.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful jewelry. My question is do you glaze the backs also? I know some people don't and I was just wondering?