25.1.12

WOYWW: Making Hoops





I never thought I was going to get around to working in the shop this week, with all this homework stuff I have to do these days.  But today, I just got out of bed and started working.  Forget the dishes.  Leave the homework till later.  And it's a good thing I did, because orders have been stacking up!  I still have a set of stacking rings (from a repeat customer!!) and a pair of little stud earrings to make.

You can see in the photos the earrings from start to finish.  It's neat to watch them transform from a boring piece of sheet metal into these pretty textured hoops.  I designed these one day, just messing around, and they have been super popular!  I kind of love making them because the process is all my creation.  Although, I should give some credit to a fellow WOYWW-er (hi Geri!).  She ordered my usual Isis Hoops but in a smaller size.  I thought that was so brilliant that they are now listed over in the shop.

I better get back to work!  Happy creating everyone!


14 thoughts:

Electra said...

Great sepia photos-it really sets a mood!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love love love coming and seeing what you have been doing... those hoops are just so special... you are a clever thing... have a great creative week...xx

bird and tree said...

so glad you did find the time...these pieces are beautiful!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! I am trying it this week! Sounds super yumm-o and kid friendly!!!

Geri Centonze said...

Oh wow! I love them!!!!! I can't wait until I get them in person and I'll do a blog post about them. I'm sure this won't be the last ones I'll buy.

Karen said...

A lovely post and fab photos :)

Have a great WOYWW, Karen #80

Baban Cat said...

Thank you for sharing this insight into how you work. Fascinating!

Lisa-Jane said...

I LOVE these! They give me a kinda of African or tribal feel. The texture is wonderful.

laruelapalooza said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am so happy you did because I am teaching a high school jewelry metals class right now and it's not my best area. So now I can come here to use your expertise!

memory said...

so impressive. that would be so neat to see being made in person.

thanks for your sweet words yesterday.

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Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love these hoops, love the pup face looking up adoringly. xox

Saturday Sequins said...

I can see why those hoops are popular. They're perfect for casual or formal wear.

Loving the work in progress photos, too -- especially the way you put them together. Including the adorable doggie doesn't hurt, either. :)

Chandra said...

Starting a new list...of things I want from your store! Seems necklaces and studs just aren't enough!

Anthony said...

Great blog!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovey photography, those hops are shiny like sunshine!

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