I purchased them online with other items and just wasn't inspired when I actually got them. The were pretty but much smaller than I thought they would be and consequently have been sitting in one of my drawers since.
Then, while I was playing around with some wire I made these little "egg-nests" in gold and silver...a ha! I had an idea...I covered the traditional and uninspiring loop on top of the little charms with the tornado of multi-colored wire and bingo...delicate, interesting...current hand made earrings!
I finished the look with hand made sterling silver ear wires.
I really enjoy mixing things up...industrial with delicate...vintage with sleek...ethnic with machine-made, etc...
As I have said before, I am inspired by real life...and in real life stuff is mixed! That is definitely part of my artistic style.