If you check in now and then, perhaps you have noticed that I often work in series. That is, I don't usually just make one version of an idea but often explore many variations on a theme. The past summer, while I was working and not writing much, I became enamored with hoop earrings. In fact, I did about 4 different series featuring different design approaches to this shape.
Below, a few examples from my more simple design with a focus on gemstones wrapped around a nice size of hoop. All sterling hoops and wires and all semiprecious stones in the roundel shape.
|Amethyst Hoop Earrings Sterling and Phlox Purple Wrapped with Silver|
|Tiny Peach Coral Beads Wrapped on Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings|
|Ruby Big Hoop Earrings Wrapped with Silver|
Later, I'll show other directions that hoops have taken in my recent work, from simple to wild and crazy.
Speaking of wild and crazy, best wishes for a nice weekend--here in the Midwest, we are getting our first taste of sustained cold weather. A bit too early for my tastes.....