Tuesday, May 9, 2017



Night Owl Earring Maker


Seize The Night


"At the end of the day, I'm just getting started."  That's my life, and probably for most women, in one way or another. I'm a night owl by nature, but forced to live as an early bird, as my day job starts at 6:30 a.m. So, when I get home from work, my studio day just begins. Now, on the weekends, I'm more myself and stay up into the wee hours of the night. And, I know Whoooo the rest of you are because I see you posting on Facebook, too at 2 a.m. ! lol

I bought these sweet little etched copper charms from Gaea Handmade a few months ago,  I decided to make frames and add crystals to bring some color and night drama.


I formed frames using 18g wire and XL round mandrel pliers. Then, attaching the frames to the charms by making simple loops with my round nose pliers. Hammering the frames a bit for strength.





Using 26g wire I added crystals.  I chose a free form pattern and went in a direction that felt right.






Supplies:

  • Owl charms:  www.gaea.indiemade.com
  • Crystals:  www.etsy.com
  • Wire:    www.etsy.com/shop/ArtwearElements
  • Earwires:  www.vintaj.com


Tools:

  • Hammer
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • XL round mandrel pliers found at Wubbers.com
  • Bench block




The Earring Whisperer and  her trusty studio cat, Luna, bid you a fine farewell until next month! xo - whoo, whoo, meow!

www.loraleekolton.etsy.com


5 comments:

Firefly Design Studio said...

Really fun and the purple really pops!

Loralee said...

Thank you, Michelle! They're super sparkly in the light. I almost need a video of them.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Those are so cute! And you've just given me an idea for something to try with some charms I snagged from Blue Hare Art Wear! :)

Gaea said...

These are so sweet, Loralee. 🦉

Ann Schroeder said...

Love these!