Sunday, July 30, 2006

Earrings and more earrings

Last year I noticed a lot of beading stuff, magazines, swarovski crystals, beads, etc. and it was all so pretty, really lovely stuff. I thought I would give it a try, to see what it was all about. One of the things I wanted to make was a pair of chandelier earrings, all the earrings I've seen at the stores seemed so big and fancy, I just wanted a small simple pair. I followed this pattern on-line that I liked and went to work. After a lot of twisting and turning, spilled beads, pinched fingers and strained eyes, I ran out of crystals, shoved everything in a drawer and forgot about it. Beading is definitely for people with good eyesight and even more patience.

Well, I was going through the drawer and happened upon those almost finished earrings and decided to give it one last desperate attempt. I bought the necessary parts and picked up those nasty pliers and twisted and turned and pinched and —voilĂ !— my new chandelier earrings.
Of course, I had some more beads so I made these:

And these and these:



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