|18k gold over sterling knot earrings|
Each of the new pairs is based again on variations of the basic chainmaille spiral weave. The funny part about the spiral is that if it is not done with the right size rings, it loses it's shape. To combat this, I usually do the spiral in either double or triple variations. Most of my knot earrings are of one of these two varieties, just with rings small enough to make the weave so tight it doesn't move almost at all.
My process is actually really simple: I make the knots and then put the in a tumbler for a few hours to shine up. Then they get a wash in soap and water and then bonded to a pair of earring posts (usually with a very strong epoxy). Simple!
For a little preview of what's to come in my Etsy shop, here are some new pictures:
|sterling silver knotted earrings|
|100% pure copper knotted earrings|