Some of you may recall my post about too many inspirations coming from a cluttered tray of assorted beads and findings. I promised to post about the resulting products and I did manage to blog about a pair of black and copper dangle earrings that turned out wonderfully...so much so that I ended up keeping the first pair made. :)
Not all things work out as one envisions them and for the past few days I battled with an idea that just refused to come out the way that I saw it in my mind's eye. I haven't abandoned the idea but I have put it aside and will attempt to create it at a later date, using a different method of construction.
However even before this battle of wills with those reluctant beads, I did manage to complete a sweet little pair of fun and sassy earrings using 2 of my handcrafted beaded beads.
One strand of zircon blue briolettes had a few brios that had shorten tips to them (somewhere along the line in manufacturing the briolette tips had been chipped but then were honed and polished, so this truncation of the tips had been done before I acquired them). By using my perky yellow beaded beads like bead caps to cover the shortened tips and with the addition of a crystal rondel in citrine yellow and a firepolished Czech glass bead in the same zircon blue as the briolettes, I had created a pretty dangle...perfect for an earring.
All that I needed was to craft a pair of sterling silver ear wires, to which I added another zircon blue firepolished beads and voila !
You may notice that the silvery wire on the dangle has been twisted, I did this as there wasn't enough space to use a substantial gauge wire and so 26 gauge was used. Since 26 gauge is rather fragile I doubled it all the way and created a twisted wire to form the loop and wrap with. I may decided to change this out as I can't decide if I like it or not. ? What do you think ? Should it stay or should I change it out and use a smoother look ?