Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Playing Around With Brass - New Pieces In The Shop

- Cairo Half Moon Earrings
I finally got around to playing with my sheet of brass, and these are the designs I came up with! These pieces are simplistic, yet have somewhat of an earthy, organic feel to them I kinda dig. Each component is hand-cut from a sheet of brass using one of my drawings as a stencil. I then sand each piece to smooth out the corners/edges and give the finished product a brushed, slightly textured, matte finish. All styles pictured are currently available in the shop {here} and more styles will be added in the coming weeks [as well as some smaller options]. 

14K, 18K, & 24K Gold available upon request [but with the price of gold as of late, I would stick to brass..lol]. 

I have been experimenting with my hair lately, and did two failed braid-outs on blow-dried hair. The result was this Rudy Huxtable-esque do' [thanks Lo] you see before you. I am going to try a twist out this week using Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia, hopefully it turns out well!

- Cairo Crescent Earrings
- Cairo Pyramid Earrings 

EDIT: Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments on the earrings! - The earrings are extremely lightweight as I used a thinner sheet of brass so that these would actually be wearable..lol 

I will post some photos of my hair in this style tomorrow so that you can see the epic fail up close and personal. It isn't that I don't like the volume, it's the lack of curl pattern that I don't think I am feeling. - You all can be the judge tomorrow!  

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39 comments:

  1. The Cairo half moon earrings are calling me...

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  2. I love all 3!!! I also love your blog!!! :) xoxo

    www.pink-stilettos.info

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  3. OKay, I love the earrings. But I also love love love your hair! I would like to see more pics of it this way.

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  4. Absolutely love the jewelry...But can we talk about your hair? Amazingly gorgeous!!!!!

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  5. Darling, these are fabulous! I am definitely buying at least two of these three.

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  6. i like everything about these photos and will definitely buy a pair or more..hehe

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  7. lookin good I am loving them all!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  8. First off...
    ALLLLLL of your earrings rock...

    Secondly,
    Can I please have your hair... it looks so beyond awesome.... I love!

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  9. you are a dream. thanks for letting your creative light fall on us all.

    peace&blessings.

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  10. Love em! you go girl!

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  11. i really like the cresent ones!

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  12. Seriously, these earrings are gorgeous! Are they heavy?

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  13. LOVE the earrings but I'm with SadiaLynn...can we please get some pics of this style with a white background? Pretty please??? :)

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  14. I LOVE your earrings! I just visited your shop too, which is beautiful. Have you thought of putting some pics on your commerce site of you wearing them? It really brings them to life. I don't think the photos on big cartel quite do them justice. Either way, they are really beautiful and I'm keeping them in mind for holiday gifts!

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  15. simply amazing crafted such brass pieces. it impacts good . .

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  16. I know this is about the earrings but I'm so in love with your hair! I cannot wait for my hair to get that long.
    strut mode

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  17. Those earrings are so dope! I love the first two the most. Great job!
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  18. Could you elaborate on why you say the dry braid-out failed? Do you just not like the way it looks, or is it something about the product that you don't like? I ask because this style looks absolutely gorgeous on you, and it was something I was thinking of trying. I always do my tried-and-true twist-out on wet hair, and I was thinking a throwback, '80s dry braid out would be a nice way to switch it up. Based on how yours looks I think I am going to go for it! I really appreciate you posting your hair pics even when you don't personally dig the style, because you never know how you look to others and how you can be an inspiration to them! Thanks for the inspiration to do something new with my hair!

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  19. I love the new earrings and again the hair is so fabulous. The earrings are simple yet different...the Cairo Crescent is my fave but I would WORK all three of them. Headed over to your shop to make a wish list for the hubby lol.

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  20. The triangle-shaped earring is AMAZING love this!

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  21. Very cool earrings, so funky. And I love your hair!

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  22. Your hair is gorg! Love the earrings as well. Question---how heavy are they? Just wondering as I love brass but I know they tend to be a bit heavy and I don't like earrings that stretch my lobes if you know what I mean ;o)

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  23. Nice earrings!! Your hair is beautiful!!

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  24. i love your hair like this, actually! also, those earring are fly. I will definitely be scooping up a pair (or two) once my shopping hiatus is done.


    kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  25. Are the half moon earrings heavy at all?

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  26. My question piggybacks off a few others "are the earrings heavy"? all of them are very nice and a few pieces are on my list for purchase. BTW I love your hair. I started doing dry styling just to get that big hair and I love the results. My opinion though. I know how it is when your not feeling your hair no matter how many compliments you get!!!

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  27. Loving the rudy hux- very cute. Pretty please make a nefertiti shaped earring. I cant them anywhere!

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  28. I might have to just go ahead and pierce my ears for these...

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  29. hey no fair i like them all!
    This blog is fab!!!

    http://fashiongeekchronicles.blogspot.com/

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  30. I absolutley love the earring designs!!!!! Girl your BLOG is awesome!!!!! I think I am addicted to it. Just love all the fashion and cooking tips!

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  31. Your designs are wonderful very pretty I will be ordering some for myself as a christmas gift. God bless you with your business keep up the good work You are beautiful and your blog is great!!!!!

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  32. I love all of the earrings, especially the half moon ones, I need those in my life! Your hair is gorgeous, I wish my hair would have this much volume

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  33. Hi!!!

    Love the blog AND the jewellry! However - I live in Canada and when I tried to place an order for the Cairo Half-Moon earrings, I received an error message saying the item couldn't be shipped to Canada. Bummer! I was also wondering how heavy the earrings were, since they're made of brass? Could you perhaps comment on the weight?

    Thx a million and keep up the great work :)

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  34. oh. my. gosh! beautiful beautiful beautiful earrings. clicking through as we speak....

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  35. I know I'm late but, LOVE the earring and the hair! Too bad I'm on a budget. :(

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