I am personally more of a necklace girl. The chunky wild necklaces that I prefer are usually too much with earrings.
So my earrings to date have been kinda plain and lacking (as a statement piece themselves that is). They have been made to compliment my necklaces.
However, my clients aren't all chunky wild necklace ladies. MANY are earring and bracelet fans. I sold lots of bracelets last year, after not having much the year before.
So this year, is the year of the earring. I am excited and hope to create many one of a kind, wild earrings, that can stand alone.................just like my necklaces.
Here are a few pairs I have made already.
I'm leaning toward dangles and asymetry in the earrings. I plan to still offer plenty of symetrical pairs, I know some folks just cannot stand their earrings to not match. I guess growing up in the 80's helped me to accept the mis-matched earrings!
Most all the components I am using are my own or gemstone, shell or natural beads, and I will be throwing in some great handmade pottery beads from other artists too. The top pair features a mis-matched set of charms from Starry Road Studio. I make all my own earwires now, and feel good that I can say they are totally handmade. (I did use some czech glass on the bottom pair, but they looked so earthy I couldn't pass them by).
So what direction are you going in this season?
Wiht the start of a new show season, do you focus on a color scheme? A style? Or a certain component?