Love those days when I get into the groove with jewelry making.
Friday was just that kind of day for me.
Etching metal is a long process with the time spent in the etchant solution
and later on, the two hours in the jewelry tumbler.
This ‘down time’ allowed me to replenish the handmade sterling ear wires
and jump rings and fine silver head pins…
and solder and texture a couple of pairs of sterling hoops.
Very, very satisfying work to be able to know
that every part of these earrings has my hand in it…
except of course, the lovely Czech glass beads.
See the peachy cast on the side of the left earring here?
Could not figure out what this was in all the photos of this pair.
Finally figured out it must be my reflection in the fabulous shine of the metal.
Love what two hours in a tumbler does to sterling silver.
Now that’s a ‘mirror finish’ !
Til next time!
And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grand moms, aunties,
and motherly, nurturing ladies out there!