Personally, I think it indicates an explorer's spirit, the thirst for uncharted territory. Boldly going where no Linda has gone before.
However, I do have certain craft staples, projects or art forms that I keep coming back to. One of my most enduring craft interests is jewelry making, earrings being a personal favorite.
So this is going to be a series. Every post will center around a different earring style of my design (or a style that I attempt to recreate).
*Warning: I am just an amateur jewelry maker so some of the terminology/descriptions might not be accurate. Please don't hesitate to correct me. That's how we learn!
Things you will need:
Beads (small, medium, and large sizes)
|The basic framework for the earring|
The framework of the earring is pretty simple. You take a length of wire or a head pin with the base clipped off, feed 3 crimp beads onto the wire, and then fold the ends into loops. Bend the wire into a "U" shape. Flatten the crimp beads slightly with pliers then feed the jump rings into the crimp beads. Flatten the crimp beads further. Finally, feed a jump ring through the loops at the top of the "U".
|The s-m-s "charms"|
Place three beads on a wire either in the pattern of small-medium-small (you will need 6 of these) or medium-large-medium (you will need 2 of these). Using pliers bend the both ends of the wire into loops.
Fasten the m-l-m "charm" onto the middle jump ring at the base of the "U". All of the other jump rings, including the one joining the top of the "U" receive a s-m-s "charm". Let me know how they turn out!
|The finished product|