Friday, May 7, 2010

New at Bumbershoot Designs. Screw on Clip Earrings. Using Vintage Components in Jewelry Design

I have been venturing yet further into vintage components involved in jewelry making and have been experimenting with earrings using clip and/or screw on findings.  This week, new at Bumbershoot Designs are 2 earring designs for non pierced ears, although those of us with pierced ears can wear these also.

Part of my reason for providing such designs is personal - my lovely daughter Emma does not have pierced ears, and I love to make things for her.  It's a lot of fun to experiment with styles she can wear.

I've had to purchase and discard many, many different lots of earring findings in order to find clips and screw backs that are both beautiful and comfortable to wear.  Most often I find, whether they are contemporary or vintage, clips are far too tight for Emma or I to wear comfortably.

I have found a few, however.  I am particularly fond of the combination clip and screw on.  This style allows the earring to go on the lobe easily, with the clip, and then you can personalize the tightness with the screw.  It seems to work very well.

And sometimes I have been lucky enough to find components that are signed, which is really exciting!

These earrings are currently available in the earrings section and in the vintage pearls section of Bumbershoot Designs, with more designs completed and coming to Bumbershoot Designs as soon as I can get them photographed. If you are interested in them and can't find them, as always, just contact me and I'll be happy to help you out.

Best wishes for a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea, Sharon. I can no longer wear pierced earrings due to having developed an almost immediate reaction to any ear wire material, even niobium. However I really do miss wearing earrings and standard clip-ons hurt like the dickens after an hour or two. I'll have to give these a try!

    M.E. :)