I was amazed to almost completely sell out of all the earrings posted in my previous blog entry. Only two remain. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who so enthusiastically embraced my creative efforts. As so often happens, the enthusiasm sparked the creation of more earrings. I went shopping and bought some new beads, crystals, and accents. It seems that the more I make, the more ideas I get for combinations.
I have no intent of going into the “earring business.” I really don’t have the time to focus on this in addition to my other responsibilities. I am willing to continue to make earrings as long as there is interest and time permits. Just like so many other creative pursuits, it is a zen thing. I completely get lost in the moment. My favorite part is the actual design; I come up with an idea and I may dismantle the arrangement as many as 10 times before coming up with my final design. The toughest part is the final finish off where I cut the excess wire and then make the loop which attaches the wire or claw. Fortunately I’ve got a pretty good eye and do not have to measure the final cut.
The other challenge is chasing after lively beads and pieces. I can’t tell you how many times I’m on the floor feeling for the stray items. I equate them to a lively and mischievous pet! I am paranoid, having two Labs who put everything into their mouths, about leaving anything on the floor that they might find and ingest.
I uploaded a bunch of photos to the blog, wrote an entry and then lost the whole thing to cyberspace. Maybe it was a good thing because I then decided that the earrings would be easier to view if I posted them to my website. I have included the number, name, and comments right under each photo. You can view them at http://larkphoto.smugmug.com/Arts-and-Crafts/EARRINGS/
If you are interested in purchasing any, please email me BEFORE you send payment to be sure they are still available. I will try to keep up the SOLD notations as quickly as possible. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and I accept PayPal via this email address. PLEASE ADD $3 S&H per order up to 3 pairs of earrings. After doing my first shipment, I realized that my original S&H fee was too low.
THANK YOU, and have fun browsing.
Here are two new ones to whet your appetite. They are posted at the link above.