Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Something New!

Lately I haven't really been in the mood to make much but I did manage to whip up these earrings a week or so ago. The only problem is that I didn't notice until after I'd made them that some of the anodized aluminum rings have white spots on them. This sometimes happens when you get a bad batch. Shame since you really can't see them that much but if I were to sell them then I'd have to mention it and then probably would only sell them for like $1 or something. I love this style since it's very simple but looks good no matter what type of jump rings you use. I have a pair I made when I first started weaving chainmaille that are Argentium silver and I added a Swarovski drop on the bottom.

This photo has nothing to do with anything other than I thought I'd just add it for fun. That is the husband and I at the Coliseum in Rome when we went there in January of 2006. As you can tell it was a bit chilly but the flights were dirt cheap from England and we were living there at the time. EasyJet is similar to Southwest here in the and no frills. If I remember right, the flight was like 1GBP and you just pay the taxes which are usually about 15GBP. Even by today's exchange rate that is only about $25 for a return flight. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed it.


  1. Great earrings,to bad about the white spots
    Dropping in to say hello!
    Great blog I am following:)

  2. Things like that happen with jewelry. Just have to be special careful. Love the picture of you and your husband.

  3. I really like the style of those earrings! Too bad about the white spots but if you didn't even noticed until you were done with them, the spots can't be all that bad. :)

    Great photo of you and your husband! How fun that you were able to live in England and visit such great places!

  4. I didn't know how else to get in contact with you so thought I'd drop by and reply to you here. You left a post on my blog. I've been to the bead shop in Tehachapi (I made a deal with my husband to take a detour that way). It's owned by Karen Lewis who does fantastic polymer clay work.

    I going to check out your Etsy shop 1km shops next.

  5. Aw, that photo makes me really want a vacation!!

    I can't even see the white spots, but I know where you're coming from.

  6. Beautiful earrings! If I had been able to travel that cheap, I would have been gone as much as possible! That is a great picture of the two of you.

  7. Lovely earrings!
    Great photo too...I've got to get over to Rome one of these days soon :-)

  8. Those are really nice earrings--what a cool and versatile design! And oooooh Rome!! Haven't been in ages but got to Tuscany for awhile last Fall and could eat Italian food for the rest of my life!