Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Earring A Day Challenge

As you probably know, I've been participating in Victoria Takahashi's Earring-A-Day 2015 challenge.  This is one of those things that I've always wanted to do, but never quite been able to follow through on.  Well, I'm pretty far behind, but so are a lot of the members.  Some have just jumped into the challenge and we are almost at the third way marker.  I am so happy to be doing this.  It makes me think more creatively.  Knowing that others are having a hard time too is comforting.  We're in this together!

Why keep going you ask?  Well, I have the opportunity to connect with other jewelers in an open forum, which is not something that happens as a general rule.  We share what we've made and sometimes how we've made it.  We share our mistakes and our triumphs.  It's very supporting and spawns new ideas and pushes us personally to take our work up a notch.  The newest idea that has come about is to make earrings with what we have - not buying any new materials for the project.  I've been doing this for the most part.  The verbalization of the idea has made me think that I need to explore new materials in my studio - something I wouldn't normally use to make earrings.  I can't say I have any ideas yet, but the idea is in my mind now.  I'm really excited to see where it leads.

Here are a few of my recent earrings made from pieces and parts in my little parts drawers...


  1. I love them all but especially the last 2 pair, very mechanical!

    1. Thanks Kristi. It's been fun to challenge myself with this project, to come up with new things. I've learned so much!