Looking, playing and designing with beautiful gemstones has cured me of my insatiable jewelry collecting habit. I no longer feel the need to own and hoard jewelry. I now hoard gemstones! There's no stopping me when I see something I love...you know the feeling...it's mine no matter what.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Shape of the Future
I have a thing about earring hooks. Seems I can barely tolerated the manufactured ear wires of any kind anymore. I don't think that one has to make everything or that bought parts are evil or anything. I just need to have the ear wire be very much a part of the whole look of the earrings. Many of my earrings are designed to accommodate the ear wire, either that or I come up with the shape best for the stone. Now and then there is a design that needs the traditional ear wire but I think it's inevitable that in the future I go down the path of metal fabrication even though I don't have the time for classes or the space to house the equipment. To me the shape of the wire make or breaks the style of the earrings.