Love the earrings - you'd never think they used to be spoons if you didn't know it!
well as suggested by Wallace I have cut down the rather ungainly lumps and made a pair of post type earrings, which work much better.
Shell ears by kwant, on Flickr
... and finally using the little space that as Wallace said was ripe for a stone (though not one of my opals, they are MINE) a not quite exact matched pair of flush set chrome diopsides. Might need to change out the suspension rings as they look a bit clunky, chop them off and drill maybe.
Diopside ears by kwant, on Flickr
Tell your daughters
They aughter lock up their silver.
He's a silver hoond.
They turned out well in the end! Like the stud earrings especially.
Fantastic Kwant, better cut down I think and especially liking the studs
I had a meeting where people brought their own lunch, which included bringing some forks for some. One of those forks (albeit a stainless steel version) had exactly the same pattern............. It was hard to explain why I was chuckling
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They are lovely Kwant
Being a bit of a cutlery expert (I managed a cutlery department called Arthur Price of England), I can tell you that the pattern is called kings, and it was a parish pattern, meaning that it originated in the early 1800's in Sheffield. It was only allowed to be made in Sheffield until the mid 1900's.
Just wondering how bad it is that I can still remember all of that when I left the company 5 yrs ago