3.30.2008

Expanding the "Warmth" Series

So, if you're familiar with my shop, then you know about my Warmth Earrings. For a while now, I've been holding on to a few different variations of them, and finally decided to start listing them this weekend.

These are Warmth in Turquoise, and I'm pleased with their results. The turquoise against the copper brings out a nice, complementary mix. In addition, with the rising cost of sterling silver, I can offer these to my customers at a pleasant price. In the next few days, I'll also be listing the same style made with amber and ocean jasper.

I also finally got to work on some more metalsmithing techniques yesterday...the project: stackable rings. I love how you can make them all thin and delicate and hammered out, with lovely little sterling beads as accents. My first set turned out acceptable, but not "sell-able." I put too much solder in between the joint, so it gave a messy little bump, and I forgot that when you wrap thick wire and then hammer it, it expands by at least two sizes. I'm making practice sets for all of my friends, so once I'm done with those I should have the technique perfected by then. My goal is to have the first set for sale this week.

I'd like to give my customers options...I was of thinking offering them in groups of three, four, and five. Your thoughts are appreciated--tell me what YOUR favorite number of stackable rings would be!

5 comments:

PA Paula said...

Hi Chels, these look pretty cool...
i really love the look of five rings ... but on my short/stubby fingers i'd probably go with three.

High Desert Diva said...

I'd wear five...I've got large hands.

I'd also like to audition to be one of your friends. :-)

Caroline said...

I have short fingers, so I'd say sets of three and up. But definitely offer multiple sizes of sets!

Allison said...

5 - because I usually like my rings on the large/chunky side.

Jessica said...

gorgeous! i think i would say a set of 4...