I guess this could just as easily have been “Throwback Thursday,” but it’s Friday, so “Flashback” it is! [Quite honestly, I’ve never understood the difference between the two.]

I’m going to add a small grouping of pieces to form a Metal Jewelry Archive soon, and I wanted to drop a few of my favorites here in advance of that–like this pair of earrings.

As I’ve stated in a previous blog post, I LOVE to make jewelry, but I’m not a big jewelry wearer. I never have been. I’m a former classical pianist, and rings are…inconvenient. They get in the way at a minimum, and at a maximum, they get lost because you have to take them off to practice. [Rings were one thing, but you should have seen my piano teacher’s face one year I came home for a break during college with long fake fingernails–he was NOT happy, and neither was I, for that matter. Clicking nails on the piano is not cool. I knew better, but I’d JUST gotten them done before leaving Florida, and I did not want to take them off just for an hour’s practice session. They were an impulse thing I did (because, color)–nails were never my cup of tea because I have my grandmother’s knuckles. ::chortle::]

Small silver and gold dangling sphere earrings

14K rose gold, sterling silver

In any case, I love this pair of earrings, and I wish I hadn’t sold them. I absolutely LOVED my dangling hand-formed spheres. I made several mokume gane pairs as well. I don’t know what it is about the coil element in my earrings, but I guess it’s something I was really into at the time.

I’ve knee-deep in new work, but I’ll try my best to get the metalwork gallery up soon.

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