Yep, I'm on an earring kick. I find that I often don't have the appropriate earring to wear with my beaded jewelry. How best to solve that? Make some of course.
It has been observed that I tend to wear black, with the occassional gray thrown in, so after completing my dark silver Under the Mast, I decided I needed a pair of earrings in those same tones.
I've been waiting forever for the right use of these medium vitrail crystals. Since Under the Mast is so understated, I thought a bigger, fancier pair of earrings might work.
Being of pierced ear age in the 60s my first holes were done the old fashioned way, ice cubes, potatoe, a needle and willing friend. Yikes, hard to imagine. That also means my holes are not straight front to back and earrings of this size don't always hang correctly. I found if I take a pliers to the hook, and give it a 45 degree twist the earring will then hang front and center. This also makes a right and a left earring, so a mirror is helpful when putting them on!
Well, I have all my personal jewelry ready to pack for my trek to Bead and Button. A few more finishing touches on kits and packing, a facial, hair coloring (likely to be pink, we'll see what mood strikes me) and then on Monday a.m. I'm off!