This blog hop is designed for those with piles of beads and projects to get done. Do any of you fit this description?
|I need to design earrings for this necklace by BayMoonDesign|
I took this blog hop as an opportunity to finish a custom order and make a small dent in a pile of pearls and try some new earwires.
|Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
|Multicolored coin pearls from House of Gems|
Next I am attempting to make a dent in this pile of gorgeous coin pearls from the House of Gems. I got with the idea that these 2 strands would provide me with matching pairs of coin pearls for a variety of different colored earrings. These freshwater coin pearls are 10-11mm in diameter and are the perfect size for earrings. For all of the earrings, I used 3 different sets ear wires from House of Gems. They are all 21 gauge. Notice how I paired the ear wires to go with the designs.
|Blue Pearl and solidate earrings by BayMoonDesign|
I made these blue coin pearl and solidate earrings and selected large loop sterling silver ear wires. I selected classic french hook ear wires because of their clean lines and length to support the beads.
|Turquoise coin pearl earrings by BayMoonDesign|
For these turquoise coin pearl earrings, I paired the turquoise freshwater coin pearls with white glass pearls, and turquoise swarovski crystals with tiny freshwater pearls. For these earrings, I decided to use sterling silver ear wires with 2.5 mm ball and coil. I selected these ear wires because I wanted to mirror the 3 mm sterling silver bead at the bottom of the earring to give the design some continuity. This pair of earrings is available in my shop to purchase.
|Purple green coin pearl earrings by BayMoonDesign|
The last pair that I made has some gorgeous coin pearls that look green or purple depending on the light. I paired these pearls with purple crystals to play on the purple in the pearls. I paired these earrings with sterling silver ear wires with coils. For this pair I wanted to use ear wires that were simple and delicate.
I did give away some of the pink pearls to the winner of my 15th BNB Challenge and the rest I am hoarding for awhille!
A special thanks to Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com (Hostess).
Please visit the blogs of all of the participants HERE.