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Friday, March 9, 2012

Next Up- Earrings

I shared some old bracelets and some rings and now some earrings. I did these today (Thursday), though.

I love cabbed earrings, but to tell you the truth I find them very limiting. I don't like earrings that get stuck in my hair, so I always keep them as simple as possible. That doesn't leave much room for ornamentation. I try to make sure they aren't too long or heavy, either. I guess, I'm pretty picky. I tend to make beaded earrings more often since there is more variety.

These earrings are made with really pretty Chinese turquoise. I love Chinese turquoise and it is still affordable, too. American turquoise can get ridiculously expensive. I fell in love with the color and pattern in these. This pair is about 2.25"/5.7cm in sterling silver.

Handmade Handcrafted Matched Turquoise Earrings Sterling Silver
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Today's question: How do you wear you earrings? Long or short?

20 comments:

  1. I wear all types of earrings, from studs to long (not as long as shoulder-dusters). They are my favorite type of jewelry. I have many and I feel naked if I accidentally leave the house without them!

    Joyce

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    1. I replied to this earlier and it disappeared... hmmmm

      What I said was, I used to never leave the house without make up, now I never leave without earrings. Much easier. :)

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  2. Tela, These earrings are gorgeous! As I have two holes in each ear, I always wear studs in the top hole. In the bottom hole I usually wear medium length ones.

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    1. Hi Christine- thank you. I never did get a double piercing. I have the same holes I got behind my mom's back when I was 11 years old. LOL!

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  3. Love these earrings...the turquoise appears luminesent. I like to wear my earrings short...up to about 1-1/2" long.

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    1. Hi Kit, thanks :) I think that's a good length. I have some longer, though.

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  4. I find earrings limiting for those reasons, too. With my curly hair, if earrings got stuck in there, they might never come out again!

    I love those turquoise earrings, though. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for the complement. :)
      I see so many really pretty wire earrings, but I cringe at the thought of wearing them. If I had short hair, I might. I couldn't imagine them stuck in curly hair- ouch, no fun getting them out!

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  5. Those look very elegant and have great color. I like to wear all sizes of earrings depending if I feel demure or bold and exotic:)

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    1. The color looks airbrushed- even more so in person. I don't usually buy earring cabs, but these I just had to have!

      I like your attitude towards earrings!!

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  6. I have never seen that beautiful shade of green in turquoise. And in a matched pair, no less. Your wrap emphasizes the lines of the stones, but still lets the entire stone show through. So pretty.

    Joyce

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    1. Thanks Joyce :) These are the Chinese variety. There is often more green like in these. Some US turquoise have a lot of green, too.

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  7. I used to wear just plain old gold hoops....but now that I am learning this wonderful art, wireworking, I wear different earrings everyday. I like my earrings about 1.5 to 2 inches.

    Your earrings are gorgeous!!!

    Diane F.

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    1. I used to make earrings and pendants to go with outfits, now I do it for my granddaughter. Besides she dresses more colorful than I do and she loves purple. I never get tired of making her purple and pink earrings. She loses them quickly (though not as quickly as she used to) so she keeps me busy. :)

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  8. Over the past few years I have stopped wearing earrings but then I started making my own with beads and wire - still unhappy with the outcome I started making my own ear wires. Now I wear a pair most days, all my own work, sometimes a bit wonky but always in the right colour scheme for my day. Length max 1.5", no hair issues (mine is very short) but I don't like weighty earrings.

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    1. Do you have allergy problems? I'm weird, sometimes my ears are sensitive and sometimes they aren't- go figure. :)

      That's the good thing about making your own jewelry, having just what you want, when you want it.

      I have long hair, but I have seriously been considering cutting it real short. My husband would freak, but he'd get over it. Then I could wear any earrings I wanted. LOL!

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  9. I wore really small earrings post earrings most of my life but in the past few years as the fashion changed I've gone to dangles--some as long as 2 1/2 inches but most around an inch or so. I dance (Cajun, zydeco & west coast swing) and usually don't wear necklaces when dancing so I wear really fancy earrings instead. I'm fairly small with short hair so 2 inch earrings are really extreme on me!

    I don't have any allergies to metal so far--I have used copper, brass, and SS for ear wires. I am thinking of buying some stainless and niobium wires to offer customers. My daughter seems to be a little sensitive to copper but coating the wire with nail polish seems to work for her.

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    1. Kathy- how interesting- do you dance in competitions? What a fun way to stay in shape, too. Whenever I went dancing I loved the way my earrings swung, it felt... fun and flirty. I have a rare form of arthritis, so I don't get out the way I used to, though.

      I don't have many issues with allergies, either. A friend told me about copper colored niobium, but I haven't tried them, yet. I do use stainless and I offer them as a substitute for all my earrings.

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  10. I like long earrings ... about two inches. I love dangles and hate hoopes.
    Those look perfect if you ever get tired of them!

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    1. I thought I was the only one who didn't care for hoops! If I ever make them, I give them to my daughters.

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