Earrings are difficult. The scale is small, you're working in pairs and the engineering has to be right, including balance and weight. And don't forget the earwires! Why would anyone put a fabulous earring component on a flimsy commercial earwire? Yet I see it all the time. Earwires are an essential design element and should not be left as an afterthought.
Now that warmer weather is upon us, I'm back to my signature black and white Japanese stencil patterns. It's amazing how contemporary these Edo period designs can be, considering that some are more than 300 years old!
My new shape for this season is a stylized lily pad. Each pair has yummy custom mixed color on the back. The wires are a slightly elongated classic french earwires and fishooks incorporated into the polymer.