Monday, March 23, 2009

Earrings That Are a Hoot...

Here's a simple new earring design that's really fun!  Firstly, I love the earwires.  They've got a great almond shape and have a lustrous gunmetal finish.  They're from Saki Silver.  The focal beads are from Glass Garden Beads.  They are made out of domed out and soldered bottle caps of a tasty Japanese beer called, Hitachino.  Not only am I crazy about the owl motif, but I like the idea that they're "up-cycled" and effectively turn one man's trash into treasure.  To punch up the color a little and accentuate the reds from the owl design, I added the bright red coral roundels from Talisman Associates Inc.

14 comments:

nechepurenka said...

Hi there!
find your blog from Jennifer Tong))
link about jewellery:
http://www.bjorgjewellery.com/2009/
Lena

Lorelei said...

These are sweet!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Lena!

Thanks for the link! The jewelry on there is awesome!

I love Jen Tong. I've known her for years and years now. She's actually one of my first friends from New York. She's very talented and always impresses me.

I took a look at your work as well. Nice job! Keep up the good work!

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks Lori!

nechepurenka said...

))))) yes she's fantastic!
Thank you!
found this old link)) but thay
did new web/site with new project))

http://openjart.com/en/

Kristin said...

Love, love, love these earrings! My mother-in-law collects owls, so I'm definitely going to go check out those owl beads!

Sheila said...

These are really cute! And probably lightweight since they are hollow.

Bead-Mused said...

They are so cute! And I love the upcycled bottle caps!!
Theresa

Melissa J. Lee said...

I love Glass Garden Beads. I'm actually using some pressed glass leaves I bought from them right now as I type this. We visited their booth at a show when the SO was an infant and still hanging out in the Baby Bjorn. Cathy was really sweet to him, I remember. What a nice lady.

jennifer said...

Hitachino has the best beer label designs ever. Not to mention how tasty the beer is, especially the red rice ale. Love these!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Sheila!

Happy early birthday! And yes, they are light-weight since they're hollow. I've been told by one of my friends (who has pierced ears) that they are extremely comfortable.

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks Theresa!

Andrew Thornton said...

Cathy Collison is pretty awesome. She really likes kids and is pretty dang nice all around.

Andrew Thornton said...

I told Cathy Collison that I would collect bottle caps for her. It's a good excuse to drink some yummy beer. So not only are they fun to make, but they're also fun to get the bottle caps.