Time has this fascinating habit of slipping by doesn't it? There have been no blog posts for the last couple of weeks as I was entertaining children (Easter holidays) and visiting family, and last Monday was a school inset day and then suddenly I was busy with lots of catch-up things.
I've been a bit unfocused of late so it's time to narrow my eyes and get on with things. This weekend saw me playing with my huge stash of bits and bobs to see what I could come up with and I decided that Saturday night was asymmetrical earrings night. This is not a new idea, just Google asymmetrical earrings and you'll find lots of examples, but it's something I fancied having a go at. Because this was a new thing to try it took a little time to get the balance of colours and the aesthetic right, but I'm actually quite pleased with what I came up with. Next job is to get some better pictures and then get them listed in my Etsy shop, Blackwillow Boho. Here's a sneak peek:
All three are a mixture of contemporary and vintage elements and different bead types including some fresh-water pearls and little semi-precious stone beads.
Somewhere in my stash of findings is a bag of sterling silver ear-wires but can I find them? It is most annoying that I cannot but I figure than in the meantime I'll get some silver coloured pairs made up and then attach them to the ear-wires once I've been through every box, drawer, bag and corner of the house and located them.
And once my son goes to school soon I shall settle down with a cup of tea and go and see what all of the other crafty folk have been doing on the Handmade Monday blog. You should go and check it out too, there's lots of talented folk around!