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gunmetal beaded earring


About this design:

i was just playing around and made this in an hour. i really liked the way it came out and did a few others with different seed beads and bugle beads.

Components:

bugle beads, non tarnish wire and used a steel frame that had wires already attached for wrapping wire around it, i also coated the frame with acrylic sealer so it wouldnt turn



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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Playing around is a really great creative process. You never know what will happen or if you will even like it. Looks like you had fun. :)

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love how these came out.

  3. K H
    K H says:

    Very cool. :) . I have made pendants and bails using small beads and seed beads. Never thought about using bugles until now.

  4. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I like the rough looking texture of these, very cool.

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    These are really cool and they are inspiring me! :D

  6. K H
    K H says:

    Speaking of texture, I wonder how these would look using charlottes (round on one side, flat on the other) or farfellis (seed beads shaped like little bowties or dog bones)

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Very unique look and lots of possibilities with so many other types of seed beads and shapes of wire frames. Share more if you decide to explore this.

  8. gone andromeda
    gone andromeda says:

    I do have a diamond shape too. but yes itis something im looking forward to playing with some more.- has been alot of fun doing them. I did make a pair in red and 2 diamond shape one with gold beads and the other with jade chips and iris brown flat beads. ill put them up. thanks for your feedback! feel like im onto something….

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    tanks for posting pics of variants – but this pair is still my fav… it manages to look like an artifact from another civilization…

  10. gone andromeda
    gone andromeda says:

    thanks gang! Eeka- hmm…. very interesting! thanks

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