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Gold Squares and an Ear Ring Tree

About this design:

I had this terrific idea for a bracelet made of wire segments but it bombed out. So I took the brass wires with flattened ends that were part of the original idea and combined them with small clusters of the gold squares. They are frivolous but cheerful and have lots of movement.

The ear ring tree is one I used when I was still selling at the local Farmers Market. It is hand made from florist's wire and the floral tape that is used to wrap flower stems. I also used the tree a time or two as a table center piece at home parties. It makes a good prop for photographing ear rings.

Components:

14ga red brass wire, gold plated squares, oxidized brass lever back eat wires, heavy gauge florist's wire, floral tape, plaster of Paris, small smooth rocks and a pot from the dollar store

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Those look fun to wear. That is a c!ever idea to display earrings.

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is the time of year to get out and start selling stuff….I like your little earring tree. I’m thinking about an arts and craft show near me. Your earrings are great as well.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Unique modern earrings and I also like your display tree.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. The tree is very easy to make. You can put as many branches on it as you want and make it as tall as you like. It works well for outside display and if there is a breeze the ear rings have great movement. I think I posted information on how to make it here on LB many moons ago.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Great earrings. Love the twist. Nice display also.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Fun earrings. That tree is a great idea. I bet it would catch your eye at a fair or craft show.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The tree is a wonderful way to display earrings. I really like the earrings and the
    way you flattened & twisted the wire shank. I tried this with some copper wire, and I must say, I beat it to death with a chasing hammer and still didn’t get the size end I had hoped for. Then, it was so work hardened that I think I nearly busted the tip of my hole punch. I set the wire work aside for a bit, and will revisit it later. The gold squares look great hanging from the bottom.–Love the hand-crafted vibe of this pair.

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