Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wire Hugs

I'm not really a hugger, and when I do give them out they are quite awkward. People make fun of me all the time for the problem. However, I think I've finally mastered the art - not with two arms but with a little piece of wire and some beads.

Check out my newest creation. Like many of my ideas, my wire hug earrings came from an accidental detour from the original plan. These actually look better than the picture I had in my head as I was designing them, and they are a little more dainty and use less wire. My first thought was to make a large zig-zag with the wire, wrapping it around the center bead and a couple times tightly between the center beads and the ends. My wire piece was too short and the earring came out lopsided. I got the idea to do these instead, with the wire gently hugging the beads - but not too tight and with only one arm just the way I like it! The goldstone and onyx pair with copper wire have already sold, but I still have a red jasper and onyx pair in my shop, with many more varieties to come!

Speaking of the red jasper and onyx pair... they were featured in an Etsy Treasury! The screen shot of the treasury is below, my earrings are in the second row. Sorry for the blurriness, Thumbalizr was only catching the entire page, not just the screen shot so I had to crop and resize it.


uniquecommodities said...

Love your "Hug me" series earrings! They give hugs in ways a person cant! Hey maybe that ought to be your tagline for these earrings! LOL! Happy Holidays

joeyandaleethea said...

So I've hung out here on your blog for quite a few minutes this evening. Good times. Your new jewelry is lovely! That brownie recipe sounds pretty deadly, and congrats on the success of your jewelry party! How fun! Woohoo for black velvet. :)

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

I love the new Hug ME series!

Anonymous said...

HEY JOE!!! Missing chatting with you... :o(

Your new accidental hugs are just great and I LOVE how they came about.



A Beaded Affair said...

Excellent and simple. I tend to hate the fussy and overdone. These are right up my alley. I think I will try the idea with square, twisted copper and see what I can do with them.
Happy Holidays,

StormyDesigns said...

Love them!

Erika said...

These are great! I like how the wire dresses them up a bit without being too fussy and yet they are not just beads hanging there!