Sunday, February 28, 2010

Earrings #6 -- Hoops

I had another pair of hoops sitting in my box of components, so I wired and patinated them to upload.

Among the many reasons for starting the Month of Earrings Challenge was the desire to analyze the results. My first inquiry was to determine the relative frequency of styles posted so far.

  • Hoops: 2 (the other pair are posts)
  • Dangles: 110 total (1 on posts, the rest on wires)
  • Studs (Posts): 5

I myself prefer wires to posts, so that wasn't much of a surprise. However, I do adore hoops and have to wonder why the dearth of this form? Come on, I dare you to try it -- they're fun and just as easy as the simple dangles!

Hint: I fire the hoops flat, drill the holes afterward (I've broken too many in leather hard clay!) and then form the hoop around a wood dowel before adding the wires. The texture here, called Vine, is one of the new textures that Whole Lotta Whimsy is going to release soon.