Days 22-24 Lots of Ear Wires & Cows !

My missing blog days were mainly taken up with orders so I thought I’d share a couple with you so you know what I do with my days 😉

Day 22 – Contemporary Copper Earrings
Thursday – I had a few orders to catch up on and one of them included these super easy to wear earrings

Long copper handmade earrings

Contemporary Copper & Silver Earrings

Hammered strips of copper curved and soldered onto silver ear wires, these earrings come in a cute aluminium La Vidalerie tin to protect them and are only £10 a pair !

Day 23 – Mostly Ear Wires !
I am passionate about handmade jewellery and really feel that when you design a pair of earrings you should also choose the ear wire style (long, short, fancy, plain, curved, curly etc) to fit the design – this is why we have over 50 different ear wire designs on our website all designed and made by, well, me 😉  This photo  is just some of the ear wires I made for order on Friday.

Handmade silver ear wires waiting to be posted

Handmade silver ear wires waiting to be posted

If you are still using mass produced ear wires why not give our ear wires a go and see the difference they make to your designs – or you could of course come on one of our jewellery making holidays  and learn how to make your own !

Day 24 – The Festival of Estive and the Transhumance
This is a very important week-end for our area, traditionally a time when the cows were walked back up to the high plateau of the Aubrac to pasture.  Now days most of the cows are taken up by lorry but some are still walked up as part of the festival and a lot of walkers join them.

Transhumance st geniez d'olt

One of the squares in St Geniez d’Olt

These are just a few of the cows from one farm, each farm taking part proudly decorates their cows…

cows3

With branches covered in paper flowers

cows

Before walking them through the village and on up to the Aubrac.

It marks the end of the winter, the coming of summer and is a good excuse to celebrate with the traditional music and dancing in the background, a market and tables for lunch being set up in the streets.

Once we got back home it was time for more orders and a new ear wire design

round handmade silver ear wires

Round Balled Handmade Silver Ear Wires

Super simple ear wires with a sweet little loop with a balled end – £2.50 a pair

 

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6 responses to “Days 22-24 Lots of Ear Wires & Cows !

  1. Pingback: Days 22-24 Lots of Ear Wires & Cows ! | beadtherapygirl

  2. Aww that looks lovely what a sweet festival and the earwires look great too!

  3. We definitely need to coincide our Next trip with the cows!!! Xx

  4. I remember you telling me about that festival – it looks really interesting. It would be great to plan a trip to coincide with that! Loving following your blog and seeing all your new designs. 🙂

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