Friday, June 5, 2009

Old, Old Earrings

Today I'm wearing a pair of earrings that I made during the very first year of my jewelry-making odyssey -- 1997! I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, working at Revlon and preparing to move to Alaska with Rick. On a whim, I took a basic beading class at the local bead store. While I can't remember the name of the store, I do know that they were bought out a few years ago by Artgems, which is now completely out of business.

I managed to complete a very simple necklace and earring set at that first class. And then I proceeded to shop for beads at the store. I know, big surprise. I purchased these wavy coin shaped Italian glass beads in every color they had. To this day, I have never seen these beads anywhere else. And you know I've seen plenty of beads over the past 12 years!

The gold filled leverback earwires have been replaced once, but other than that, I still love these earrings.


Pricilla said...

I don't blame you...they look like they would go with everything.

pippijewelry said...

I still love and wear the first pair of earrings I made after taking a basic wire wrapping class years ago, too. Mine are faceted amethyst round beads with a smaller round, light purple flourite below, and an indian silver spacer between. Those twisted coin beads are lovely!

Orion Designs said...

Thanks to you both. These earrings go with almost everything in my closet!

Creative Treasures by Donna said...

I don't even know where my first pair of earrings went. But I can say, I wouldn't be wearing them today! LOL! I think, or I hope I've come a long way since then!

Those are really pretty Vicki!