Note: The photo makes these earrings look a bit more bold in color than they really are. They're actually more of a sky blue than a bright cyan.
Anyway, that said, I just finished Orochimaru's magatama earrings last Thursday.
They're actually a copper metal base, with several coats of enamel on both sides. So, with all the firing that had to be done, they took a LONG TIME to make (mostly because I'm so insanely anal). You can see a thin line of copper metal at most of the edges; I was worried about that clashing or throwing off the look, but once they were done, I actually kinda liked the faint accent it gave them.
The shafts that the magatama hang from are made of brass. Fine manual twisting and a lot of care involved.
They're clip-ons, considering my ears aren't pierced. They wear pretty well though, once I loosened the clips so that they wouldn't turn my earlobes purple anymore.
I'm really pleased with how these came out, and I think the natural look works well. I love magatama, both the shape and the mythology/symbolism behind them.
Doctor Blind posted on 09-16-2007 at 02:21 AM:
I want some earrings like that. D:
Awesome job. d^_^b
Sakaki posted on 05-01-2005 at 03:26 AM:
Wow, they almost have a ceramic look to 'em. Impressive jewelry skills, dude!
Anele posted on 04-30-2005 at 10:47 PM:
Ah, so you posted this pic in the gallery, eh? Well, I'll say what I said last night again: these are awesome.
chibi_chan posted on 04-30-2005 at 09:20 PM:
Very awsome job XD
Jaquii posted on 04-30-2005 at 07:33 PM:
these are beautiful
Manda posted on 04-30-2005 at 07:27 PM:
Haha....you said shaft.
That little silliness out of the way - those are rad. Radtacular, even. Go analness! Wish I could work in metal.
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