On Bead Table Wednesday, I am showcasing earrings that I completed. I decided to create some new earrings for my upcoming Fall jewelry shows. I revisited the website of the very first jewelry supply company that I used --Aunties Beads
. When I first started making jewelry about 10 years ago, what drew me to Aunties Beads was their great website
, a variety of products, design center
, great customer service, and quick and inexpensive shipping. I had some jewelry components that I wanted to use and I was in need of some basic supplies and very specific items. Their easy to use website with a variety of supplies really appealed to me. I put together a shopping list, placed an order and went to work creating.
For these blue globe earrings
I used Aunties Beads
22 gauge silver plated head pins and The head pins were easy to wire wrap onto chain. Since I had 16 head pins to wire wrap this was important to me. I added some of Aunties Beads
21 gauge silver filled earwires with 3 mm coil earwires that were simple and didn't steal the show from the blue blue globes and crystal.
I have some rectangular cultured sea glass that I have been wanting to add some charms to in order to create some earrings. I have been anxious to see what Aunties Beads
had in the way of charms and I am happy to report that they have a large selection. I used silver TierraCast anchor charms that are 19 mm. The secret to attacking the charms to the glass is using size 9 jump rings. These blue anchor earrings
were created with Aunties Beads
20 mm silver filled fancy earwires. I needed some
earwires with some size and I love the large curve in them. I love the way they look with the rectangular glass and curves of the anchor.
For my next pair of rectangular cultured sea glass earrings with charms
, I used Aunties Beads TierraCast gold pewter honey bee charms. I added some yellow swarovski crystals to create heads and black swarovski crystals to create stingers. I put them on head pins and wire wrapped them onto large jump rings. The yellow rectangular glass is a perfect background. Don't you agree?
I carry a number of Celtic earrings on my website and I am always looking for attractive Celtic knots for this collection. I found Aunties Beads
had these Antique Brass Pewter Knot earring findings that are 19x23 mm. I added some green 6 mm swarovski crystals and brass earwires to them and now I have another choice to offer for Celtic earrings. These green earrings
are perfect for Christmas and Saint Patrick's Day.
Speaking of swarovski crystals, I found a great color of blue in swarovski crystals on Aunties Beads
website. I used 12 mm white coin pearls with 4 mm Capri blue swarovski crystals. The coin pearl earrings
are suspended from earwires that I got from Aunties Beads
. These earrings
will be perfect for some of my holiday shoppers.
I am so glad I revisited by old friend Aunties Beads
. I got some great supplies for my earrings. Don't you agree?