Today I made a quick pair of earrings cuz I wanted to get to my Octagon & Squares afghan (I’m doing the edging then attaching today).
I used some beautiful labradorite beads and some really pretty faceted aquamarine beads. I just love labradorite. Besides malachite, I think it’s my favorite stone. The flash was hard to capture in the photo’s, but labradorite has rainbows in it. If you’re ever in a rock shop, you should pick one up just so you have a rainbow with you all the time. I used matte grey findings: headpin, eyepin, shepherd hooks. I could have put both of the beads on a headpin, but I wanted a joint to give them some movement.
For this pair of earrings I went for primary colours. I think they give a very urban vibe combined with a primative tone – if that makes any sense.
Red coral beads, blue turquoise – both gifts from my mother-in-law – , and a bright yellow jade (eBay); paired with gold tone findings keeps the colours warm. I don’t wear gold often, but I do like this set. I considered finding another bead to hang in the middle part (the window), but I think that would have looked to fussy.
I can see me wearing these with a flowy skirt and an embroidered top. 🙂
I couldn’t resist snapping a shot of Doom for you!
Tomorrow we’re heading out to Seedy Saturday, and I hope to get some thrift shopping in. MCC and Value Village here I come. I’ll be looking for the jars of mixed beads/jewelry, yarn, fabric remnants, trims and ribbons, a yoga dvd, owls, craft kits, and interesting Pyrex. Wish me good hunting!