I have been like a little Christmas elf over here burning the midnight oil. I'm doing a show this weekend - Hecho a Mano here in San Antonio. I think this is my 5th year. A portion of the sales benefit the Guadalupe Cultural Center. I've made 85 pairs of earrings over the last week. As you can see, I take one design and do it up in 3-6 different colors. I work in assembly line fashion to get them done quickly.
Here are 3 new styles for this year using 20 gauge sterling silver wire, I used the entire spool that I snagged from Rings & Things!
Spirals - these are my favorites, they look like little pieces of candy.
For these ones I made a ball at the end of the wires and hammered them.
And ones that have hammered paddles on the bottom.
Tagged and bagged. (Okay did I mention Jess watched a 1/2 a season of Warehouse 13 while I worked on these. What a goofy show, it's like X-files meets Eureka.)
Hecho a Mano (means 'made by hand' in Spanish) is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will list the earrings left over in my Etsy shop next week. I'm looking forward to meeting people, seeing the art work and doing a little Christmas shopping myself!
Today is the last day to shop for jewelry in my shop, everything will be taken down until next Monday.