A quick pair of earrings

So I’m totally in love with the new series ‘Penny Dreadful’.   In particular, the character Vanessa Ives – all dark, sexy and poised.  Exquisite.  And those earrings she wore.

Episode 101

I was inspired to make a pair like them after finding an antique onyx pendant at Rozelle Markets in Sydney.

It’s been quite some time since I learned the basics of jewellery making – but nonetheless decided to make these earrings.  I found some Onyx beads at a small beading store on Parramatta Rd, Stanmore and used some existing bits and pieces from my previous dabblings in jewellery.

I was quite rusty, especially with the learned art of hand/wrist action when twisting jewellery wire.    However, I’m pleased to report that the muscle memory came good and I now have a lovely new pair of Vanessa Ives earrings to match my new pendant.



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