Computer Keys and Bottle tops from Soda and Beer. Really? Sure! I have always loved graphics and color, followed closely by Word Play. So by setting these materials in Sterling Silver they become fun and sassy accents to our hectic lives.
I have used bottle tops so old that the liners were cork. I also use new bottle tops if I love the imagery or name. All of the bottle tops are shaped and domed using dapping blocks and a ball shaped stake and a hammer. The surface is highly polished and that helps maintain the image. Real old bottle tops can be fragile tho., then I create the bezel frame to set the hollow bottle top. All of these pieces are in sterling and the earrings are very lightweight and comfortable. Many of the ear wires are lever back (hinged) so they aren't lost during wear.