Victorian Jewelry: Samantha Garnet Earrings
by Kristine Schroeder
(St. Germain WI, USA)
Samantha Garnet Earrings
I'm always trying to re-interpret Victorian style in jewelry, and these earrings are my latest version. Lately I've been pushing beyond Victoriana into steampunk (it's not just wings and watchparts, y'know!) Antiquing the sterling silver makes all the difference here.
I set 12x10mm garnet cabs in sterling silver wire, then embellished with loops, spirals, and sculpting. I added little 2mm sterling beads, "stitching" them on with fine gauge sterling wire, which also stabilizes the sculpture.
Thank you Christine for providing this place where I can brag on my jewelry a little bit!