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:

LittleBerry said...

those are very pretty indeed!

Val said...

pretty pairs! ready for christmas?

Gina said...

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

Isdihara said...

Pretty, pretty!

TAT19540 said...

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!

The Belly Dancer said...

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

Kathy Niklewicz said...

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

Madtatter said...

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.

Jane Eborall said...

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'!!!!!

God's Kid said...

Really great looking earrings! :)

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