Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pretty things

Today I got out 95% of my Valentine's Day orders, so tonight I played around with some new materials and techniques.

First of all, I learned that I can make two bits of metal stick together! How cool is that? Here is a little sterling heart on a gold filled disc. Yes, I still need lots of practice!

Then, I tried fusing. Talk about cool, I felt like a real metalsmither type.

Lastly, I attempted to make some earrings for Olivia that match the bracelet I just gave her. For this one, I need some opinions. One earring is shown with the peridot cz alone, and the other with some freshwater pearls. What do you think? Keep the pearls or lose them?


oliviao said...

Hmmm, what if I like them both??

oliviao said...

Keep the pearls!

myminimocs said...

i prefer no pearls - everything is lovely!

sassyglassdesigns said...

Gorgeous...I like the one with the pearls dangling.