Thursday, July 10, 2014

Before N After Earrings


Earrings are a daily, must-wear, accessory for many women. When I don't wear earrings I feel sort of naked... don't you?

Long-time winker, Angelica, is often getting earrings from me. Whenever she forgets to wear her earrings, she comes into the studio and has me make her a new pair on the spot. Talk about pressure!

Yesterday, she presented me with a pair of aquamarine and silver earrings I had repaired way back when I was still studying jewelry in 2007. One of the poor earrings had been stepped on. Back then, repairs were very new to me. Nonetheless, I fixed it and felt so proud of myself for doing so.

Now, fast-forward seven years, imagine how I felt when I saw that same pair of earrings again. My first thought was... did they break again? No, not really, Angelica just wanted them to be re-fashioned. 

CHALLENGE:
Make earrings longer and change ear hooks. Because the aquamarine is set to face front, adding a chain or a bead would make the gem rotate and face backwards. 

SOLUTION:
I made a set of simple, long, sterling silver, kidney ear hooks and soldered a ball bead to work as ornamentation and to prevent the setting from sliding off. 

CONCLUSION:
Earrings are now in their third life and Angelica is a happy winker. 

Do you want to give new life to your bling? You know who to call! 

~FIN~

2 comments:

  1. thks for sharing your tips! definitely need to try it out!

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    1. You're welcome Sarah. I hope it works out for you. Wink!

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