I've been making earrings in my Discus series for several years now. All that really means is that I take round porcelain pieces and see how many different ways I can use them in an earring design. Nothing too groundbreaking, for sure, but fun for me nonetheless.
I really like this new style a lot. I had the idea for the ear wire yesterday and dreamed about it all night long. Once I awoke I got to work and happily they worked out just as I had planned.
Very simple and modern. I gave the sterling a nice oxidized finish and tumbled them for that lovely warm and weathered look.
I have listed a few pairs in the shop today and will probably put the rest in tomorrow.
In other news... I have my first show of the season this weekend. I am under stocked and underexcitied (new word!) to say the least. I am still not over my show burnout from last year. I am cutting my shows this year by half in an effort to not become a bitter old whiny craft show hater. I know doing shows is an exciting thing for those new to doing shows, so I really don't want to be a killjoy. However....... keep your day job.
Just kidding! Kind of! ;)
Anyhoo, I am thinking about doing an Extra shop update on Monday. I have a small batch of things ready to go but I think Monday will be the soonest I can do it. I'll try to preview tomorrow before I leave for the show set-up. And to those who have wondered, I WILL be making more owls!!! I realize that many of you who wanted one did not get one in the last update. So, I am currently making approximately 500,000 and hopefully that will do it. They should be ready next week (not in the next update). Stay tuned...