Today was a fun day thanks to fuwaye (my friend Wei) and her suggestion to make a pendant for yesterday's earrings. My preference is usually a coordinating piece rather than a true match, and I think I've got a good solution. Let me know if you agree...
PLEASE excuse me while I get my photographic act together. They ARE the same color and texture; the top photo is the accurate one.
The chain itself is the only purchased part of this set. Focal pieces are cut from flat copper sheet metal, hammered into the shape you see, and sanded / polished by hand. The sterling silver mid-sections are cut from round wire, flattened in a rolling mill, and pierced. The earring wires, jump rings, and swan style clasp are hand wrapped.
If you'd like to see this set in my Etsy store, here is a link. Go there to see a photo of the clasp, dimensions, etc.
Three days and three pieces finished. It dawned on me tonight that by the end of March I'm going to have a great process for taking my photos, posting on the blog, listing on Etsy, etc., etc. I'm bound to come up with a way to streamline this if I do it every day for a month. Right?
I'll meet you back here tomorrow... no idea yet what I'm going to cook up!
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