Playing with Wire
I like to take a break from bead weaving to do at least one wire project each week. For these earrings I used some nicely faceted garnet briolettes in a stunning deep red. The lighter rubies were a small treasure I found at Cynthia Rutledge’s Atlanta trunk show. I love the messy wire wrap look that’s so big in jewelry design right now – they can give the right piece a lot of character, but I wanted these wraps to look tight and clean. Much wire ended up in the trash pile before I finally managed to render three dangles with the silver spacer beads aligned horizontally! I was trying for a look that says elegant, but everyday wearable.