29 October 2011

New earrings!

So in between other things I decided I really, really 'needed' more earrings!!!  


While I was doing a pair for myself (the bottom ones) I decided to make a pair for my friend.  She should really have been born a magpie as she loves anything that glitters.  I made hers slightly shorter as she doesn't 'suit' very long ones.  

They're made with a fine polyester sewing weight thread (doubled up) and then with a Madeira glittery one added too.  Neither scan does them justice!!!  The main beads are Swarovski crystals although the round ones on the top pair are glassy beads.

Oh, the pattern I used is this one from two years ago.



10 comments:

  1. those are very pretty indeed!

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  2. pretty pairs! ready for christmas?

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  3. I can tell they are sparkly! Great for New Year's Eve too, I'll bet!

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  4. Ooh earrings ! Can never have enough! Very pretty. I will have to share a Marlee pattern with you that I know you will like. Lots of pretty beads and sparkles like these!

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  5. They are so pretty. I really need to learn how to do this.

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  6. Very elegant! I'm so impressed you can double up the thread and add another! I've never tried that. Beautiful beads, also!

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  7. I have a question. After you put them on those split rings, do you then hook a shepards hook to it?
    I hope I'm not making typos. Having a little visiual migrae this afternoon. Haven't had one in ages, but it distorts my vision a big. This too will pass.

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  8. That's exactly what I do, Madtatter. Makes the earring swing at the angle I like and it means less fiddling and the tatting doesn't come off the hook as it's firmly attached (double picot join) to the little split ring. I never ever use jump rings in this situation as the thread would 'wriggle out'!!!!!

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  9. Really great looking earrings! :)

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