Thursday, October 1, 2015

JAC August/September Challenge - Shoulder Dusters

The theme of the Jewelry Artisans Community August/September challenge was "Shoulder Dusters".  In the jewelry world, shoulder dusters are long, dangly ornate earrings that brush the shoulders.  Sometimes, they hang below the shoulders.  Shoulder dusters are often worn by women in stunning gowns at glamorous evening events.

From Carina of Violetmoon we had two entries.  First, this fabulous pair made of chain and fresh water pearl dangles. 

Next, Carina gave us these lovely wire wrapped pale green dusters made of glass beads.

Cat from Cat's Wire caged faceted garnet colored beads using a netting technique and added a ruby colored tear drop dangle for her elegant earrings.

For my entry, I made wire woven copper leaves in three sizes and connected them smallest to largest.  The design was inspired by this birch leaf earrings tutorial from Wire Jewelry.

I'd be proud to wear any of these shoulder dusters to a fancy event - just looking at them makes me feel like getting all dressed up for a party!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed making my earrings and also seeing what you and Cat made.

    Can't wait for the next challenge. :)