Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Star Flower Earring Design





The fickleness of the jewelry world leaves me dumbfounded at times. When I started making jewelry I naturally made earrings to match all of my necklaces. They sold well. Then all of a sudden I couldn't sell a set no matter how hard I tried. I had them listed together as sets online and in my shop. Women would bring them to me and act like I was odd man out because I thought they would want both. Why no, of course not, eclectic was in. They didn't want anything to match! So, I separated everything and stopped making matching earrings every time I made a necklace. This year - do you want to guess? Now they look at me like I've lost my mind because I don't have matching earrings! OH ladies - why are we so fickle?

With the change back to matching sets I had to come up with some earrings for my recent Poinsettia necklace. To me, the individual flowers look like stars. I modified the design, added "petals" in the back and came up with these pretty "Star Flowers". I wanted to call them Starbursts, but some candy company would be after me for Trade Mark infringement, so I couldn't use it, even though that's exactly how I would describe them.

I can make them in just about any color combination, so if you have a Starburst you just can't live without, let me know
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Star Flower Earrings

PS - Have you started your handmade Christmas yet?

20 comments:

Leigh said...

Hi Sandy. I wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting both of my blogs and taking the time to leave a comment.

This was an interesting post. My DH has been puzzled over the fickleness of the craft buyers market for years. Even more puzzled about how to stay ahead of it!

Absolutely handmade for Christmas.

Kay said...

The star flower earrings are just beautiful!

annechovie said...

Thanks for your kind comment and visit, Sandy!

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all the jewerly oh my word, just breathtaking. I love the wire wrapping, I've seen some work on that and know it takes alot of skill to accomplish it so beautifully.

bspinner said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I was going to tell you how beautiful your bead works is but I have to amend that to say it's the MOST beautiful I've ever seen.

I have decided no matter what I think people want I'm completely wrong. My favorite question is "do you have this in another color"? No I make one of a kind.

I'm dyeing yarn this morning to start my handmade Christmas.

Eline Oftedal said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Just wanted to let you know that I read "Victoria" in the tub too! I can get it at a news agent in Oslo!

Jenni said...

Great designs! Thanks for sharing your perspective to us newbies :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Thank you for the visit, it allowed me to find you and I'm so glad I did! You are one very talented lady! Love your work and jewelry! GORGEOUS!!!

Thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Sandy,
I thought I'd pop over and see what you do!
Wow, what fantastic creations you have, well done and thanks for popping into my blogspot.
Hugs,
Anna

Cinnamonstitch said...

Thank you for visiting me on my blog, Love Love love your jewelry, it is so detailed, I have patience but not that much. Beautiful work
~Cynthia~Cinnamonstitch

Tami said...

Sandy...thank you so much for the visit! These earrings are just fantastic!
Handmade all the way for Christmas!
xo Tami

Vicki said...

Hello, Sandy,
Your star flower earrings are stunning! I would have trouble choosing a color. They are all so beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. Come back again soon. Blessings to you! Vicki

debi said...

Sandy, your jewelry pieces are stunning! I can't imagine working with so many tiny beads...amazing talent!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Debi

Lynn said...

Beautiful earrings :) I actually started my handmade Christmas yesterday but didn't finish anything yet, was fun though, I even put on some Christmas music.

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Sandy,
Thank you for stopping by. Your talent abounds. How you can make these INCREDIBLE offerings is beyond me. I love love love your work.
I hope you sell out.
With all good wishes,
Pat

Torie Jayne said...

Such pretty earings!
Happy Halloween!
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Halloween posts!, Best Wishes Torie Jayne x

Prim2Pink said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit.
I love looking at all your beautiful beadwork. I tried doing a simple bead project once but, I had too much trouble trying to see the little holes in the beads. :} I really admire the craftmanship in your work.
I always make something handmade for my family for Christmas. I haven't decided on what to do this year yet.
I'll be watching for your next item of jewelry. Do you do your own designs?
Stop back again for a visit.
Judy

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Hi Sandy, thanks so much for the visit to my blog. I love your new earrings, they are gorgeous! Stop by Shabby Cottage Shops, enter our giveaway, it's a wonderful fun one! A little work, but well worth the "Pink Present" goodies and beautiful eye candy!

I am also following you, love your blog!

Debie "Mimi"

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the red! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

LV said...

You are a very talented lady with a lot of creative ideas. All your work is very pretty. I am sure you will do well this time of the y ear. Thanks for sharing and too, for visiting my place.