I love beech nuts. To look at, to eat, everything. The only thing better is the tree itself. So why not use two of my favourite materials to make a pair of earrings?
A piece of copper wire stretches underneath the segments and holds the top in place, so they’re pretty secure.
I love making things out of natural findings. I was trying to make something similar with a hazelnut shell but it didn’t work ah well.
I found this awesome little watch face in Scotland. I was at a little fair in Falkland and there was a man selling old jewellery. I immediately saw this and my heart lit up. I could see uncountable ways to make this into many things.
I took it to the man and asked him how much it was, and he replied ‘oh, that old thing’s not good for anything. You don’t need to pay for it!’
I slightly melted inside and so as soon as I got home I made this using the same wirework technique as I used on those complicated wirework pendants a while ago but I just didn’t make it quite as complex as I only used one thickness of wire and so it didn’t involve too much work.
I also made it double sided so that both sides could be used because they’re both really pretty.
Basically, you get an old flat stud earring, twirl a spiral out of copper wire, and hot glue it on!
Because I am prone to ear piercing infections even through sterling silver earrings, I stuck these on to plastic posted earrings which are really hypoallergenic and every time my ears get sore I just pop these in and within days they get better again.
I was just playing around with my wire and tools and… ta da! I don’t really know what to call it, though. Basically, you start by making four loops, joining them into a square, then wrapping the wire around each loop every time it passes. Hard to explain, but the photo might make it easier.
I made these from a picture in an advertisement in a wirework magazine.
I am so, so sorry about my postage shortage. I have just been so busy, and because of the light shortage before and after school, I can only take decent photos at the weekends. Or maybe I will build a lightbox.
I used my trusty cobblers block to hammer this. I think it gives a beautiful texture on the side that was against the metal
Sorry. I know all my recent posts have been about jewellery, but that’s all I really have time for at the moment. I baked an incredible thing yesterday, and I will post about that soon.
I greatly apologize for my lapse in posting; I have just been so busy with school and homework and stuff like that.