Though I’m still making a bunch of jewelry in all the styles that have become regulars for me, I’m finding myself drawn back repeatedly to these arches. In fact, almost all the small scrappy pieces I had been putting in the recycle bin, I’m now turning into arches. I have tins filled with tin arches now.
I’ve also figured out if I cut these capsule shapes, I can fold them in half to make–wait for it–arches! I create a little channel when folding them so they can be threaded onto a wire. Here are some of those configurations.
Mod Wayfinding Earrings
I’m convinced there are other configurations for threading these together, but my brain hasn’t yet made the right connections. If you have any ideas, send them my way by leaving me a comment here!
On an entirely different note, the news is filled with the ongoing apocalyptic swath created by Hurricane Harvey. Living in central Texas, this hits really close to home for me. I’ll be donating 25% of all my online sales in September to send to a recovery fund. I haven’t yet decided where I feel like it will make the most impact, but it will probably be to a local initiative in one of the smaller towns that isn’t getting enough attention.
To that end, there’s now a sale section in my Etsy shop and will be posting more over the next few weeks at a variety of sale prices. I’m also trying to add brand new jewelry—some archy and some not—as quickly as I can. As a small thanks, all orders will ship with a free random pair of Tiny Basin earrings. Please share with friends and family who might need a bit of handmade, upcycled bling.