I've been on a mission for quite awhile to eliminate the bead hole. I guess that wouldn't make them beads anymore... but, in certain circumstances - it seems a distraction. When the glass is used solely for form - it IS a distraction. (for me.)
Last week I made a series of crosses - most had only a top hole - into which I placed (epoxied) a well fashioned, very sleek sterling bail assembly. This week, I am pleased to say that I was inspired by this very cool picture on Instagram... I made this montage - but her name is Lyn Slater or iconaccidental on Instagram... what a PISTOL. I love the haircut her sense of self - and that she can carry off those earrings!!
So - while LOVING the look, I felt that they need to be adapted for those of us (me) who couldn't quite carry those earrings off! I'm sure you can, I just can't! ; ) I couldn't help but call these particular earrings Chanel. Seeing as they mimic the styling of a patent tip to pumps that are lovingly called "Chanel Cap Toe". Yes - there is a hole - it stops a bit above the transparent segment of the earring structure. I thought about directly epoxying the earwire into the hole - but decided that the swing afforded by this finding would be more fun. PLUS... for years these earwires were deemed to be so wonderful.
I had thought about etching just the transparent tip... but that may be coming in the next version I make... I played with these seemingly hole'less earring pairs in the way I approach most of my endeavors. IN.ALL.MY.FAVORITE.COLORS... eyeroll. I have several pair in the works... parchment & gray, but these were most finished. SOOOOO.... what do you think? smiles, Jill