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.
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.