Lacking inspiration, I made a trip to our local bookstore where I found several magazines and books on jewelry making.
When I was learning how to make art quilts, I would use other people's work as a jumping-off spot. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I would always try to change the design up some way so it was really not a straight copy.
Here are some pieces I found inspiring.
These look like some of the earrings I've already made, but the way they attach to the ear wire is different. Hmmm.
I like the look of these large circular links, but I also like the way they have attached three beads randomly into a link here and there. And look at that S hook for closure! So neat.
These large butterfly links are kind
of interesting to me...
And I really like these square earrings, especially with the little bead at the top. The hair doesn't appeal, tho.
And here is another way to make a beaded link that I might have to try. Again, the big circular link attracts me.
In the meantime, here are the earrings I made to go with yesterday's necklace. Very dangly and fun.