Rainbow Lovelies - Enamel Stud Earrings
I posted recently about some enamel earrings I made recently and how I was going to make some more small enamelled stud earrings. My first attempt at them a while ago was a bit fraught as it involved using enamel solder and enamelling the back over the soldered on post. I hadn't done much soldering at that point so was a bit, well, scared really! It worked ok then and it worked ok a few days ago when I made the little group above. I thought I'd take a family portrait before they were separated!
Pea green topped with lichen and robin's egg blue
I could make life easy for myself and just enamel the front like a lot of the enamelled studs you see on Etsy, I could but then I'd be waiting for the cracks to appear in the enamel which they have a habit of doing on thin gauges of metal without any counter enamel. I know this because I tried it :D
They are "easy" to do really, just a bit fiddly with being pretty small at 7.5mm. The orange speckled pair were one of those experiments where I couldn't think what colour to do so tried a base of nut brown with sunset orange, pastel pink and brown with a bit more pink and brown added on top. You still can't really see the pink! They make me think of Bet Lynch and animal prints for some reason......
I looked up the 2013 spring/summer colour predictions and this mint green is in apparently.
And a colour I haven't used much so far - Robin's Egg Blue, a really delicate light blue which is quite hard to photograph as the light bounces off the colour.