Would you like to know about wire crochet?

May 25, 2012 at 12:37 | Posted in silver | 1 Comment

I’ll be in Good’s/ Kilkenny tomorrow 1-3 pm to demonstrate different Ideas how to use wire for decoration when knitted or crochet. How to make a necklace or simple ring. come along if you like to try.Image

First Earring Workshop

May 22, 2012 at 22:04 | Posted in uncategorized | Leave a comment

Big thank you to Elinor who made it all happen.

Here again those wired and wonderful facts about earrings: Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body modification. Well recorded in ancient Egypt and Persia.

Other early evidence is a biblical record in Exodus 32 1-4, when the Israelites demand that Aaron make a god for them while Moses is on mount Sinai. Aaron commanded them to bring their son’s and daughter’s earrings and other gold jewellery.(ca 1500BC)

Among sailors it was a sign, they had crossed the equator or sailed around the world. Also a gold earring was worn as payment in the event they might drown at sea and get washed on land to buy them a proper burial.

German trades men wear one earring they get on finishing their apprenticeship and go on the journey. If they fall out with the law the earring get ripped out for everybody to see they are not trust worthy. Hence the name “Schlitzohr”.

In a lot of countries it is still tradition to this day to pierce girls ears in the first few weeks after birth.

So enjoy your earrings studs, dangling, silver, gold, with or without gems, or any other way. Have fun.

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