I have been slaving away over some really fun and (mostly) colorful earrings. These guys are truly a labor of love because they are majorly time intensive. Seriously, I counted up 11 distinct steps before I even got to adding the beads and ear wires! For that reason, I'm pricing this little cuties at $26 a pair. I've made these with copper, brass, and arte metal and used niobium ear wires for all of them. (I love that niobuim is hypoallergenic, nickel and lead free, AND comes in tons of great finishes!)
While working on those bigger flowers, I ended up with a stray pair of small flowers with a daisy design (from Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre in Chicago) so I decided to try a more diminutive style of earring. I'm a little bit in love with this new, tiny design and hope to whip up a few more pairs before next weekend for those who like a smaller earring. What do you think??
The earrings were my original idea for using my now sizable aluminum can collection, but I wanted to be able to do something with larger swaths of the beer-y artwork. I decided to play around with some filigree wrapped pendants. I had made some simple medallion necklaces last fall that sold really well for me, so I decided to use that design as a jumping off point for this new line. I have these in either 20 or 28 inches for $28 each. If you need a different chain length that is totally doable too. I aim to please!
|How many of these beer cans do you recognize?|
|All of Eric's earrings feature art from Indeed Brewing cans.|
This is hopefully just the very start of something... I've got more design ideas in mind but need time to play and experiment more.
All of these pieces will be available for purchase for the fist time at the Art Wander, September 22-24. Got a favorite beverage can that you'd love to see turned into fun jewelry? I'd love to talk to you about your special orders!