|I wire wrapped loops for the chain and added silver fire polish, with a few red fire polish interspersed.|
This is a better exposure, showing true difference in the red crystals.
|Too much exposure on this one, but still pretty. Small amount of chain is shown wound around top. Yep it's a darlin' salt shaker (w/hearts!!). I am constantly looking for new props! This one worked!|
This heart is two toned using AB copper and yellow crystals.
Earrings to match, OF COURSE! Crystal hearts with 4mm - copper color.
A necklace I made to match peyote dangle earrings (shown earlier in my blog - around Christmas). I learned this way fun pattern from Eileen Barker @ Bead Street, where else? Love love love this pattern. So many things you can do with it. I added the little top drilled flowers as an extra point of interest. They fit in perfectly!
I made these earrings following a pattern designed by Maria Teresa Moran. She made a three tier bracelet, featured on the cover of Beadwork magazine (Feb/March 2013). These earrings are absolutely gorgeous and I'm in the process of designing my own version of a necklace to go with. Love the copper crystals with the turquoise and multi-metal seed beads. I haven't really worked with bugle beads much, so this has been a fun project using two different bugles. One with sheen and one matte.