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Spots, Studs, Etching and Hoops - New Earrings

I've been pretty busy recently with findings orders and copper bangle orders - some of them from my website which is slowly picking up buyers thank goodness (patience is a virtue!) So now they're done and I've got a bit of time I thought I'd better get some earrings made for my shops.

I decided I like the spotty look you get with nail varnish and etching so I went for some spotty silver and copper studs first ..........

Then I used some more etched copper I've had waiting in the wings until it found it's true vocation in life.....
in other words a couple of pairs of simple, quick to make earrings!

Then I felt all hoop inspired and made a few pairs of silver hoops with added lampwork and ceramic flower beads. I do love a hoop :D

So now that I have a few new items to add to my shops and website over the next week I can relax and get on with the next thing that's running round my brain which is..........enamelled supplies for people to use in their own designs. It will be mainly discs at first in a choice of colours and a couple of sizes. I'd love to include enamelled headpins but when I tried enamelling headpins a long time ago the results were pretty varied with lots of them cracking and bits of enamel falling off sometimes minutes, hours or days after they were made. I've read this is normal for other people too so they won't be featuring in my enamelled findings range as they would be too unpredictable and stress inducing!

So now you know what I will be doing over the next few days!


  1. So far, so good. Just love your work--and your honesty. Thanks for acknowledging (unlike others) that you shouldn't sell enamel that will crumble. I was interesting in the nail varnish resist, and your results are pretty convincing!

  2. Really that’s great article, these points are very helpful, thanks for sharing with us.

  3. SO love your blog and your jewelry. Not sure I found you, but I imagine it was through Etsy, or a search for saw piercing. Anyway, love love love your work.



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