This was a pendant that I made years ago that was the precursor to an earring idea that I have just recently had published in the August edition of Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
I love how one idea can lead to something else...the photo above was my first try at making post earrings a little over a year ago. Right now, I am exploring post earring designs, and have been going through some old photos of jewelry that I made years ago, trying to find some inspiration when my skill set was just emerging.
One of the best decisions I have made regarding my craft is to photograph every single piece of jewelry I have ever made. Having a photographic archive to refer to when I am feeling stuck has been fantastic. When you are just beginning, you are awash in new ideas, but your skill level may not be up to par to pull them off. Photographing your growth can help propel you in new directions later on down the road, providing a vehicle to explore those new ideas that were trying to emerge.