Hello friends, today I thought I’d do a Throwback Thursday post featuring one of the first pieces I ever sold after our big move. At that time, I didn’t know anybody and was just trying to figure out how to join art fairs. I was quite apprehensive about starting a new business so far from where I’d started. This piece was one of the first I sold after I made my first friend who was completely enthused about the fact that I make jewelry! She was looking for a fun piece to give as a birthday present and the minute she saw these earrings, she knew it was perfect for the person she had in mind!
These earrings are quite fun and add immediate pizzazz to any outfit. But what makes them truly special are these faceted glass hoops. They look and feel quite light but they are glass and it truly takes a master craftsman to make something so delicate out of glass. They’re not just hoops, there are facets in the way the hoop is cut and that’s quite uncommon. I’ve seen since other glass hoops but these had not faceting in them. These red hoops were made in Paris in the late 30s and at the last minute, I decided to add some little glass pearls from the 50s to accentuate the hoops.
This was quite a memorable sale for me as it made me feel that I could start over and that I would find people who would love jewelry that I make!