Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Upcycled Cabs Into New Earrings!

Last Friday night I had a craft night with two of my dear friends. We had a wonderful time, visited and worked on various crafts. One was trying a new seed bead stitch and the other was working on a soul collage. I took wire, tools and my cabochon hoard. All I did was wire wrap earring cabs.

The first pair of earrings shown I have upcycled a pair of white dichroic glass triangles. I removed the "old-style" sterling silver wire wrap and updated it using 14k gold filled wire and my "new style" wire wrap and suspended them from a pair of 14k gold filled french hook earwires that are accented with Swavorski crystal bicone beads. Personally I think the newer style of wire wrapping I have adopted is much cleaner looking than the older style and not a PITA like the older style! I think they have a simple, classic and elegant look. I just listed these tonight on my shop on Artfire, WillowWalker Designs.

The second pair of earrings are a pair of cabochons I fused over twenty years ago. Originally they were post earrings with glued on findings. I removed the old findings, channeled the cabs and re-fired them. The glass used in these is Wasser and Bullseye. (I still remember the thrill and fun of colorful Wasser glass.) I wrapped them in sterling silver wire and suspended them off sterling silver earwires.

The third pair of earrings is a pair of earring cabs out of my "hoard". I wrapped them in 14k gold filled wire and suspended them from 14k gold filled earwires.

The last two pairs of earrings will not be listed as they already have homes!

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