It would appear my creative muse has returned from her summer holiday. I wish I could afford to go away for as long as she did. Think she must have been on a world cruise for the length of time she's been gone. She certainly seems well rested and raring to go!
So on her return she was kind enough to show me how to make sterling silver headpins without the ball pitting. I don't know how she does it because I've been trying for what seems like forever. But with her majesty back in residence it seems I can do no wrong.... certainly where perfectly smooth balls are concerned.
Perfecting my balls has had a knock on effect... it opens up endless opportunities for new designs. Not only is it more economical to make my own, but I can make them whatever length I like, which is a great advantage, and much less limiting that using standard lengths with small balls.
So I've ordered some new supplies of silver to keep me busy, but whilst waiting for it to arrive, here's some new things I've made this past couple of days incorporating three different styles of ear hooks:
Lamplight Green Bellflower Earrings
Turquoise Polymer Clay Flower Earrings
Petit Pois Pearl Earrings