Friday, 12 May 2017

Garnet Gems and Hammered Silver Circles Earrings


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I do enjoy making jewellery gifts for people I know. Matching colours and styles and preferences to the individual are some of the best joys of hand-crafting and when the choices you make as a designer work out well then that's a fantastic feeling.

These earrings were made for someone who only wears drop styles and whilst I looked at a few different colours of gemstone, I came back again and again to garnet. These small faceted ones are a deep but bright red and very rich in tone. When I saw them being worn I knew I'd made the right decision. The garnets were set with Wraptite settings, like I used on this necklace recently also.

The hammered circles were from a patch of time a while back when I made a lot of shapes and played around with textures and finishes on them. They looked just right in these earrings and the tiny silver beads, set on wire, finished things off nicely. The recipient seemed genuinely pleased with these - she's worn them nearly constantly since receiving them - so I feel content in feeling content...


4 comments:

  1. I really like this style of earring :D The garnet looks fab with the silver.

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    1. Thanks so much :) Yes, the deep red of garnet works so well with silver, I love the two shades together. Thanks for the comment :)

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    1. Thank you! They were a joy to make too, and I think that always helps ;) Thanks for the comment :)

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