earrings-a-day march 29, 30 & 31


Dyed green mop tear drops and pink swirl shell earrings

Dyed green mop tear drops and pink swirl shell earrings

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Another interesting colour combination, pink and green.  I simple strung seed beads (clear AB), pink swirl shell, seed beads (about 0.5″), green tear drop, seed beads, pink shell, and seed beads up to the top.

Cute and simple.

I also made a necklace to match, but didn’tphotograph it – sorry!

white satin bugle beads and teal shell earrings

white satin bugle beads and teal shell earrings

Sparkle&DoomDesignsI used the same cup-like shell beads in this pair of earrings as I did in the previuos post.

This time I paired them with white satin finish bugle beads and picots of light blue silver lined seed beads.

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I used a significantly smaller cup shell bead on the top to create a triangle effect.  The diamonds were created by stringing 3 seed beads on the first down path, and then adding a fourth bead on the way up, skipping the middle bead.  That creates the diamond shape.

coral branching shell earrings

coral branching shell earrings

Sparkle&DoomDesignsFor my last pair of earrings, I used these pretty shells.   They have a delicate pink colour that I really like.

Sparkle&DoomDesignsI wanted to do something a little more complicated, so I went with creating a branching fringe effect.  (a great pictorial tutorial here!)

To do this you have to figure out how many branched you will have off of the main “stem” and how many beads you want between the branches.

Sparkle&DoomDesignsI settled on three main branches with three branches on eash of those with three beads between.  You start with stringing on your main stem (accent bugle + 3 beadsX3 (for the number of branches)+beads before your focal bead), and your focal bead.  You do all the branching on the way up.  To do the branching on the main branches you do the same principle idea.  String all the beads to the last branch and do the other branches on the way back.  It probably sounds very confusing, but the tutorial I linked to above has great, clear pictures.

I hope you enjoyed this Month of Earrings!  I like the challenge of making so many earrings and sharing them with you.  I have a giveaway in the works, so stay tuned for details.  Please let me know if you have a favorite!

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