Saturday, April 21, 2012

SWAT Earrings

This afternoon, I worked on making these little dangles of faceted garnet beads wire wrapped with balled copper wire.  I love how the beads look like luscious pomegranate seeds, and I love that garnet is the official color of my son's college.
These dangles are going to be used for some jewelry that I'm making for the campus bookstore.
The students refer to themselves as Swatties and will affectionately call the college Swat.  I thought it made sense to combine the garnets and the Swat nickname in a pair of earrings.
If the earrings don't sell on campus, I guess I'm going to have to find a police elite tactical unit with jewelry deprived women. 

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