Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Playing with Wire

These Golden Rings earrings are just one of the many free projects available on the Soft Flex Company website. One of my favorite parts of the job is making projects for our School of Design (writing the instructions, not so much...). These earrings are great because they were made of short little scraps of Extreme 24kt Gold beading wire that I had left over from another project. In the past, I've always just thrown these little scraps away, but now that I'm doing my part to help the environment AND save money, my scrap pieces are definitely coming in handy.

This earring design has proven to be so popular - at bead shows and when I've worn them around town - that I've been experimenting with other colors of wire and findings. Because there are three levels of rings on each earring, it only made sense to try making them with some of the Trios sets of wire. In addition to the gold, I've made them using Tranquility, Elegance, and Renewal. When I get some free time, I plan to make some of my very own using Vitality and Serenity (currently my favorite color combinations).

Are you going to attend the Craft & Hobby Association Summer Show in Orlando this July? If so, Sara and I are going to teach a version of these earrings using Extreme Champagne wire and sterling silver findings. If you're a member, we hope you'll sign up and join us!


Creative Stash said...

I can see why this design is so popular! They are stunning and adorable at the same time!!! I love seeing all the other colors.

Jamie Hogsett said...

Thanks Kristen! I wore the Renewal pair to run errands during lunch today and one lady tried to buy them from me. She didn't believe me when I told her she could make some of her very own.

Softflexgirl said...

These look great!