It's true. I find that when I learn a "new trick" I want to make a bunch of that same thing ... especially when it comes together without struggle (or investing 100 hours to accomplish it).
Case in point - Ear Cuffs of the wrap around variety.
I have a friend that doesn't have pierced ears ... but she love, love, loves bobbles in all their varieties. Unfortunately, earrings of the non-pierced variety tend to pinch or aren't quite the style she'd want to wear ... tada, this girl has a mission! (I understand if this makes you a little afraid - you're pretty smart, after all.)
Initially, I started with the kind that slide over and wrap around the helix, antihelical fold and antihelix resting just above the antitragus ... yes, I DID have to search for "parts of an ear" to find the correct terminology ("that flappy part above the earlobe" sounded a little too flaky even for me) ...
I was able to get the shape of a simple cuff fairly easily ... the hard part was turning the simple into something more sparkly with a dangle or two. Let the frustration begin! I haven't completely given up on the idea, but I needed an alternative & I totally found one ... and ear cuff that actually hooks onto the ear and wraps around the back of it ... ok, I know, I'm getting wordy here ... check out the results:
|Silver Craft Wire, Chain, Swarovski Crystals & |
Glass Seed Beads
|Silver Craft Wire, Chain, Amethyst Chips, Blue |
Glass Nail Heads & Glass Seed Beads
|Silver Craft Wire, Chain, Swarovski Crystals,|
Pearls & Glass Seed Beads
|Silver Craft Wire, Chain, one Swarovski Crystal, |
Garnets, Pearls & Glass Seed Beads
|Silver Craft Wire, Chain, Swarovski Crystals, Pearls, |
a Single Swarovski Butterfly & Glass Seed Beads
On that note, please excuse me while I go make a few more (dozen) ... lol
04/22/13 update ... here's how it looks on: