I finally finished a pair of earrings this weekend that I’ve been working on for so long…I had attempted making them numerous times before but just couldn’t seem to get them exactly right.
I’ve always been drawn to the rough imperfections in natural stones and crystals, far more so than anything ever cut or polished by humans. Geodes are the perfect example of this: the jagged, rough crystals inside that are at once both perfectly symmetrical and so perfectly without order.
I surrounded two halves of a split geode crystal (technically a thunderegg, I guess) with black epoxy resin; then hand-set hematite-colored Swarovski crystals around the perimeters. Pewter French hooks finish off the earrings.
Given their sparkliness, contours, and depth I found they were incredibly hard to photograph late in the day and on my own, in the mirror. I’ll have to try when it’s nice and bright outside!
I’m also going to experiment with another pair, this time with Silver Shade Swarovskis around the geodes. I just couldn’t decide whether the dark hematite gray or crystal-like Silver would look better! There’s something I like about the smoky gray color glinting against the black resin, though.
Hope you guys had a great weekend!
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Beautiful!!! I love it!!!
desdetenerifeconamor recently posted…ICEBERG FALL WINTER 2011
Lovely earrings!! I came across your website a few days ago and it’s magnificent!! I absolutely adore all your work!! can’t wait to try one of your DIYs.. xox
stef recently posted…New Brand in town!!
GORGEOUS earrings and super creative! 🙂
Tanyabell recently posted…TIPS 2 THRIFT BY: HOW 2 SHOP GARAGE SALES
You are the best!! This is a great DIY!!!
omg this is an amazing diy ! such a sucker for everything geode right now.
ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !
Manding recently posted…Popped.
These are so pretty! What a beautiful idea!
They look great!! You should give a step-by-step so we can copy! Love the contrast too!
Lindsey recently posted…the Daily Deals
these are amazing. are you selling any like these? people would go madddd for them!
Michelle recently posted…My daddy was….
The earrings look amazing!
Midnight Cowgirl recently posted…Sweeter Sweaters
These are beyond unbelieveable! I love them so much! Where did you find the mini geodes?
Lia recently posted…Street Style x Glam Style
Thanks Lia! Bought from a rock shop, where I spent awhile picking a pretty pair:-) You just never know if you’re splitting the geodes yourself!