Make It Your Own Piece of Art

Earring Trees have remained a popular item.  These are a couple of the ones that most recently came out of the kiln.  The very first one I ever made was for myself.  I love earrings and have collected quite a few over the years.  I was tired of always having to rummage through a drawer to see what earrings I had and I could never find its match when I wanted it.  One afternoon I was strolling through a glass blowing shop and in the corner were a few pieces of pottery.  One of these items was an earring jar.  I was intrigued looking at it.  What a brilliant idea!  I wish I could say it was my original idea…it was not, but my design looks completely different from the one I saw.  When I saw it I thought, that is just what I need.  I am going to change it though.  I want more holes to hold more earrings.  I wanted a deeper and wider cup that could hold rings or bracelets.  I also want to have some place to put my stud earrings.  With that, I decided to create my own version of this piece.

I had mine for a couple of years until one sad day when I dropped it on the hard wood floor and broke it in two!  When I began exploring crystalline glazing, I wanted to try the earring tree (which is what I have named them) again, but glazed in crystalline.  The glaze instantly added a whole new element to the piece.  It is a piece of art in itself, but you personalize it when you fill it with your own earrings and jewelry.  That is one of the things I love most about the earring tree:  it becomes your own work of art to sit on your dresser or vanity adorned with your earrings.  All those colors, textures, and designs catch your eye in a unique way.  It is as if you have created your own sculpture.  Plus, you will always know where that other earring is!  The earring jar I first came upon in the glass shop held about 20 pairs of earrings.  My earring trees generally hold 50-70 pairs of earrings!

These will be at the show in just a couple of weeks!

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  • Arryn, I’ve seen other versions of earring trees, but yours is the best. It’s a lot more practical. If I still had pierced ears, I would buy one in a heartbeat! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Arryn, I’ve seen other versions of earring trees, but yours is the best. It’s a lot more practical. If I still had pierced ears, I would buy one in a heartbeat! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I LOVE mine and use it every day. And you’re right, it’s my own little sculpture on my dresser. Love it in the copper, too!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I LOVE mine and use it every day. And you’re right, it’s my own little sculpture on my dresser. Love it in the copper, too!ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    Mine is full, I will have to buy another!!!ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    Mine is full, I will have to buy another!!!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    I love mine!! Can I preorder 2 more? I love the blue that you have pictured. Let me know! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Michele

    I love mine!! Can I preorder 2 more? I love the blue that you have pictured. Let me know! Love you!ReplyCancel

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