Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Twisted Sister

I know it's not really a big deal but, for me, making my own ear wires is pretty damn exciting.

The idea that the whole earring is handmade - there are no commercial parts whatsoever - is really appealing.

The "ancient artifact look" is perfect.

 I want my pieces to look like someone dug them up out of the ground or unearthed them from some tomb.

How ever did I do it?
With the help of Kerry Bogert's book "Totally Twisted."

This book has the best 'how-to' photos you can imagine.
Clear, tools on, beautifully staged pictures that perfectly illustrate her concise, well written instructions.

My homemade ear wires are not perfect, but these are absolutely my very first pairs - and that is a testament to the usefulness of this wonderful how-to book. Not to mention that all of this wire work was learned and I am only on page 9.


Courtney said...

Your earwires are great! Her book is wonderful, loving every page.

Kerry said...

THANKS Lucinda!! I love these! And thank you for lovin' my book. I can't wait to see what you make next. :)