Friday, November 28, 2008

Square Earrings

I originally got the idea for these earrings when I was putting together a pair of earrings to match a pendant I'd made. The original earrings use just a single square bead, but I really liked the look of them.

I'd been struggling to find something to do with these square mother of pearl beads - they tend to spin around on the wire. This doesn't usually matter with round beads, but with square, rectangular, or circular but flat beads, it's a little annoying. However, wrapping the first pair of earrings worked really well to keep them in place, so I thought I'd try it with multiple beads and make an interesting pair of dangle earrings.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jade Teardrop Earrings

I've been making a lot of these 'teardrop' earrings lately.

They're made with wire and jade, and are pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. I basically sat myself down and made about 5 pairs in one go.
In other news, I have a new order of beads coming in (because I need more!), and I'm excited to start experimenting with some new colours and bead shapes.