1/16/12

EAD Dress-Up-a-Casual-Tee Edition

Continuing the January earring-a-day challenge, I managed to create 5 this week, all just a bit dressy to spice up a casual tee.

I bought a tube of Tila beads six months ago, but never found the perfect use for them, until I came across this Carole Ohl design:

As my Tila earrings lay on my bead table, I noticed that a scrap piece nearby, the point of a star that ended up being too large, was approximately the same size and shape as my finished earring. Instead of cutting up the scrap, could I repurpose it into an earring?
 After reorienting the point, adding some tiny crystals and a slender dagger, it was ready for an earwire!
That silver and black earring with its jet dagger led to this aqua green and black version:

I recently began receiving catalogues from Arhaus Jewels, and as I thumbed through each edition, I always seemed to linger over these silver and turquoise crescents.

I set out to duplicate them with seed beads. Although I took up this earring-a-day-challenge to build up my show inventory, I like this pair so much, they just might have to stay with me!


My final pair for this week is designed around a component from Maggie Roschyk’s new book, Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry. I love how the red-orange and aqua blue work together in this pair, as classy from the backview as from the front!



3 comments:

  1. Beautiful work..I love the addition of the daggers with the seed beads, too.

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  2. Hi:-)))
    Fantastic collection!
    Superb ideas!
    In my opinion,it is very difficult to design earrings:it seems-they're so small,not big surface to maneuvre with either the invention,or
    the material to use and in addition-we always have to make two identical ones.It's really hard to have always fresh,ready made ideas for such small items.Yours are very decorative.I'd have a problem,which ones to choose,but the last ones...really jawdropping:-))
    Warm Hugs-Halinka

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  3. Earring Envy!!!!!!!!!!!! These are so great!

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