>> Thursday, October 13, 2011
but not in the way you might think. (although, some days, quite tempting...) i've been wanting to make earrings with posts FOREVER, but was afraid that my soldering technique and tendency to be heavy handed with the torch would just melt the fragile little slivers of silver and become merely an exercise in frustration. however i had some leftover bezel posts that i realized i was never going to use so i snipped them off and soldered them onto these free form oversized sterling hoops. there was no melting! just a little struggling to make sure the placement of the posts were correct and voila! after a couple of hours in the tumbler and with the addition of some sweet sterling butterfly backings and they were done. i am going to test-drive them today and see how they hold up to the rigors of court and a team meeting at the office.
hmmmm... the design possibilities are endless...
(postscript 7:24am - okay, seriously, these look WAY better on than in the pictures. plus they are light and easy to wear!!!!)