I’m having another earrings phase. This time I used lots of flat disc beads, rondelle beads and some flat irregular nuggets, because I think they look awesome when piled up together when all the colours match. I mostly chose natural, Autumn inspired materials and colours, but also handmade ceramic and metal disc beads. I know they’re simple and I know lots of people who would say they’re too simple to blog about them, but I …
I love purple. I never use the whole batch of beads immediately, but this was the closest I’ve got to it. I had a string of these purple dyed agate beads, perfect for earrings. This is just one of the pairs, but I’ve made about six or seven pairs (some of which I often wear). The wire is silver plated nickel-free one, and the small beads are natural howlite. Available on Etsy.
Finally I figured out what to do with the unusual geode halves. I didn’t know how to wrap them until I’ve got grey wire, which matches most of them perfectly. I really like how it came out. Not for sale, at least not until I make more of them (I have too keep this one in case I forget how to do the wrapping).
I’ve made this pendant a while ago, I have no idea why I haven’t posted it yet. It’s a beautiful black agate bead with translucent and brown spots. I used two wires: gunmetal and silver plated to make the pendant even more unusual. It’s quite traditional in comparison to my other creations, though. No crazy colours and forms, just a floral inspired wrapping in quiet tones. Available on Etsy.
Normally I don’t like “wavy” beads, but I misunderstood the information in the store and ordered them, because I thought they were straight. No harm, though, as they’re high quality and have a nice colour. It’s hard to match them with anything, so I thought it would be best to go with neutral beads this time: grey labradorite and white howlite. I quite like how it came out. Available on Etsy.