Friday, September 5, 2008

Africa - Woven Hoop Earrings in Gold Filled - A Wire Artisans Guild Challenge Piece

Woven Creols, originally uploaded by SilverknutenLotta.

So I've gotten a bit behind with the posting. Doesn't anything interesting happen in my life?

Well, not very much jewellery has happened lately, but I hope it's turning around. I finished these earrings on Wednesday, and yesterday evening I finished a commissioned necklace (pictures here). I have a pair of earrings waiting for me at my workbench that I have been dreaming about for ages, I hope I will finish them tonight.

The earrings above were designed for the monthly Wire Artisans Guild challenge. This month's theme was Africa. When I think of Africa and jewellery, I think of gold. Long necks covered in stiff gold neckpieces, large gold ear hoops. Not having large amounts of gold at hand, I decided on the hoops :-) They are hand shaped and hammered, then woven with thin wire. You can find them in my shop.

I really like this design and will explore it in other materials, next in line is oxidised silver.


  1. These are so beautiful!! Great addition to this month's theme!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to visit me at my blog just to say thank you :) I was serious, this pair is really lovely. I'm off to see your etsy shop :)