I love jewelry: earrings, rings and bracelets especially. I was walking through a favorite glass blowing shop (another love of mine) one afternoon when I came upon some pottery on a corner shelf. I went over to check it out and saw there were some ceramic earring holders. I thought it was such a neat idea, but they didn’t hold enough earrings for me and they were very plain. Of course my mind started reeling and I began to plan my own version of these earring holders. I wanted something that would create a really nice display and could hold a LOT of earrings! I wanted something built-in, like a tray of some sort, that would hold stud earrings. The center cup could hold rings or bracelets. I made a couple and since then, have expanded the idea and glazed them in crystalline glazes.
This is what I came up with. I used to keep my earrings in a jewelry box drawer and I was always having trouble finding the matcher and I often forgot about earrings because I couldn’t always see what I had. The first earring holder I made for myself didn’t have the base tray for stud earrings. I now make all of them with the tray for studs.
These are pretty neat looking when earrings hang all around the rim. It looks like a little work of art sitting on your dresser with all of those shiny beads and crystals hanging from the pot. It instantly organized my jewelry and made it so easy to see what I actually had. I have made a couple of these as gifts. I gave one to my sister-in-law as a bridesmaid gift and for becoming my new, and first, sister. She has a pretty great earring collection too! As I gave them as gifts, I was encouraged to start making them to sell. I started by making these four and glazed them in crystalline glazes.
Each of these can hold a lot of earrings. There are between 94 and 96 holes per earring holder, which I have now named earring trees, so they can hold 47-48 pairs of earring around the rim! All of these are for sale except for the copper green one: it has already been claimed!