I’ve completed another pair of handmade wire earrings from the BoHo Bliss Workshop by Deryn Mentock. I have enjoyed BoHo Bliss immensely! I’ve had fun trying to make my pieces look unique.
I can’t say enough for participating in workshops online or in person. It’s so healthy to learn and connect with other like minded creative people.
Here are Deryn’s Lodestar Lantern Hoops
Here are my Lodestar Lantern Hoops
Pretty different! I scaled them down in size and did not get quite the same shape. The petite size made for some challenging wire wrapping but I wanted to keep these for myself and I like smaller earrings. After playing with all sorts of gemstones, I decided to go metal on metal. The gold filled beads I’ve had for YEARS… I would not be buying these today with gold at $1800 an ounce! I used sterling silver wire for the handforged hoops and gold plated fleur-de-lis beads that have also been in my stash for a long, long time.
I am wishing I had oxidized the wrapping wire and left it almost black for an edgier more contrasting look – but I think they are cool this way too.
Deryn has closed her online workshop for now – but you can catch her live in the DC Metro Area at Art Bliss coming very soon in September. I will be there taking some other live workshops.
Anyone want to join me? There are so many great classes and instructors to choose from and there is still time to sign up!