Sometimes you make something and are convinced it's right! These amazonite and swirl earrings were like that - an idea you wake up with in the morning and have to try out.
But the couple of people who've seen them had mixed reactions. Which leads me to the conclusion that these are Marmite earrings - you either love them or you loathe them!
My view is, what's not to like? The amazonite beads are a beautiful sea-greeny blue with natural inclusions. The charms look handmade (although I cheated and bought them!), each one unique and delightfully imperfect in a wabi-sabi kind of way. And even though they are long, I would wear in the day with jeans and a T-shirt as well as to a more dressed up occasion with my hair up. (Not that I have a glamorous lifestyle, you understand, walking the dog is usually the most sociable I get in an average week!)
Also, they sort of remind me of the past - perhaps Etruscan hammered jewelry and the long elegant ear ware you see in paintings and mosaics. But perhaps that's just me being an old romantic.
So, what do you think? Please let me know because around the corner is a necklace based on the same principle - although it's square beads and charms so not a match.
Oh, and don't forget to give your views on Marmite too. Me, I can't get enough!