by Carol Money
The story of the Enamelled Poppy Earrings
After a fun course on making copper flowers run by Sandy, I made some simple copper flower earrings to give to my friends on a trip to the UK. They were so well received I was asked by one of my friends to make some more, but if possible red so they would look like poppy’s.
Last year, on remembrance day, I realised I did not have any poppy earrings of my own and on emailing with my friend in the UK, neither had she. As she was also celebrating her 60th birthday that year the plan for some special poppy earrings began.
As many of you know I do like to dabble with enamels as well as silver work and thought it would be effective in the design to use a transparent red over silver, plus set the earring properly with a bezel as opposed to a hole drilled in the piece somewhere.
I eventually managed to finish them and posted the parcel to the UK in March, it eventually arrived in May.
I am happy to say my friend loves her earrings.
I am now excited by the prospect of getting back to the club soon to experiment with some more enamelling techniques soon.