Much like the previous post, these aerring follow the same process as the pins, just that I have to try to repeat the design a second time — which can be more challenging than it looks – don’t look too closely at the size of each bend 😉 also, I’d say it’s even harder to come up with two identical beads in my garage studio, so if you are looking at these earrings, you’ll see that they beads are not exactly identical… however, when they are displayed on the opposite sides of someone’s head, most people won’t notice that they are a little different.

three pins

these pins are incredibly entertaining for me to make. You could say that they are somethign close to ‘instant gratification’ although, thinking back on it, they are certainly *not* instant. Many steps go into these, starting from making the glass beads out in my garage studio (how will I continue torch work when it’s cold outside??? 🙁 to bending the wire, hardening the wire, sharpening the tip of the pine and then cleaning up any scratches or dings i’ve done to the metal… at any rate, I really enjoy making them.

glass beads

Here are a few of the results of all of my hours spent in my garage studio. I have a whole bunch of beads that are slowly being made into focal points on a new line of jewelry I’m working on. I want to do soemthing different than just stringing beads on a sharp stick…

ummm… still working on getting the hang of the new camera… the middle left pin was photographed with amazing focus.. the rest of them… not so hot… I’m going to try again over the weekend and update with clearer pictures if possible.

More next steps include… finding a supplier for jewelry boxes. I’ve been looking locally over lunch with not much luck… after checking out one more ‘lead’ this weekend, I may have to order off of the internet… somewhere. I haven’t looked on-line just yet…. I get too tired of sitting in front of a comptuer while at work…