Experimental Earrings

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

I took a little bit of time out from my usual jewellery production last week as I had a pile of thin tapering strips of scrap silver on my bench. The scrap silver, something I would normally melt down, were the offcuts from long strips that I use to form my Seafoam Ring Bands. Instead of working on my GDPR compliance I was playing with the strips and created a little spiral that I really liked, though it wasn’t quite right. So I procrastinated further and had a bit more of a play and the resulting earrings have been a great success.

If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook you’ll already know about these little experimental earrings. I experimented with how best to twist the strips into spiral and once happy, I domed them and then soldered on earring posts. They looked like little shells so I called them Periwinkle Studs.

These are the tapered strips I started off with…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

This is the first attempt at spiralling, but I didn’t like the result…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

I opted to spiral them differently and I much preferred the results…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

They reminded me of waves from old linocuts…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

The addition of earring posts sparked interest on Instagram and Facebook…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

I loved the fact that they were all totally unique, but I managed to pair them up ready for sale…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

So I listed them in my online shop and sold 4 pairs instantly!

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

I made these really simple display cards for them…

New Periwinkle Studs from Milomade

I ended up with 9 pairs in total and now only have 5 pairs left!

They’re lilsted in my Limited Edition Jewellery section. I won’t be making another set for a while as I’ve made them from the silver offcuts of ring shanks that I make in batches approximately once a year. So if you like the look of them, snap them up now while you have the chance, as I probably won’t be making any more until this time next year.

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