I had started these red ones and they are a bit bigger than the original version.
I finished them with a larger size seed bead on the edge - so there are 3 sizes of beads - 15's, 11's, and 8's.
I'm pleased with the result - it's a nice size and has a good firm feel.
So off I set to make it's mate - but, Oh No!
I ran out of beads!
Gah! This is probably a common beaders mistake.
And now I'm trying to track down some more...otherwise I will have created a pendant instead!
Sooooo I need another project? Yes?
This time I wanted to create some puffy triangles to make into dangly earrings.
This idea must have been smushing around in my head because I rummaged through my beading magazines and voila! the perfect pattern was in Beadwork magazine.
It was actually a bracelet project, but perfectly adaptable to earrings.
I know how to make triangles but it was the double-sided puffiness that I needed to learn.
I like them!
So I made them in a few different colours and some different beads .
Now I can't decide how to string them.
This was my original vision - on a curved earwire.
But it doesn't really work as the bead doesn't hang straight and there is no "swing".
Is "swing" important for earrings?
If it is them I could attach a little head pin and then the hanging is more pleasing as well.
Or I could use these gunmetal kidney earwires.
What do you think?
Which style do you prefer?