Monday, April 6, 2009

Tetra Orb Earrings

I've been slacking in creating new chain maille pieces. I looked at my shops and realized that I hadn't posted a new item in over a week. For those of you who sell on Etsy and Artfire, you will agree that's not too good because if you don't post new items... you don't get new traffic to your shops. No traffic to shops = no sales!

Part of my problem has been filling in person orders for items that I have previously created. One of my post popular bracelets for men and women is the byzantine weave. Sure... I love the weave and I think it looks great but, it does get boring after a while.

This weekend, I took a time out. I've had a list of new weaves that I have been wanting to learn so... I started working on that.

This first little weave is called a Tetra Orb. It's tricky and it took me a while to figure out the right combination of ring sizes to make it work just right. To complicate it further... because I love incorporating crystals into my work... I had to figure out how to get a crystal inside the orb. In the end (once I got the ring size figured out), they were fun to create and I was pretty happy with the way they turned out. I posted these earrings in my shops last night.

11 comments:

  1. alright now... you have GOT to stop this!

    i am NEVER gonna make enough money to afford all the goodies i want from your studio!

    BEAUTIFUL work as always!

    <3

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  2. Beautiful!!!
    :)

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  3. That new design is so cool...beautiful

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  4. That is so elegant! I love the crystal peeking out from inside.

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  5. These are beautiful earrings! Absolutely impressive!

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  6. I can't even imagine the amount of time that goes into one of your pieces. Amazing.

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  7. I love these! I haven't a clue how you go about making something like that - fantastic.

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  8. marion i miss you! are you ok out there?

    :iWorry:

    <3

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  9. I love tetra orb. Well done with the crystals!

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