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Cloudy Seashore Earrings


About this design:

More remnants from the necklace of the same name. I especially like the swingy chains and I was going for a caught-in-the-net look below the sand dollar.

Components:

Variscite, chain, smaller Vintaj brass sand dollar, Turritella Agate, FW pearls, Swarovski crystals, Artistic wire, Surgical steel earwires.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I admire your designs. This is so intricate and imaginative….love it!

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are just awsome. Gorgeous design!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks!! I just added a few pictures with the snow in the background for a good juxtaposition. :)

    Check your email. I just sent you my Etsy stuff & one more cleaned up banner. Let me know what else you need from me.

  4. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Also lovely! You may want to also make a simpler earring that goes w/ the bracelet in case the person who buys the bracelet isn’t a. ‘big earring’ type.

    My friend Pam told me “always make earrings to go with your necklaces & bracelets. I love having sets, and am sooooo disappointed when there are no earrings. Sometimes that has me decide to not buy the necklace after all”
    So I always make earrings, sometimes more than one so the potential customer has a choice.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    Cool! Love the caught-in-the-net idea. Scrumptious green, too.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I do have a shorter earring pair for this but it is missing something. It has the variscite the same as this but then below it are 2 short pieces of the chain that has shells on it–only 4 links long. Those are antique silver and very dull. I added a pearl to hang at the top of the shell chains but 2 things look wrong. The pearl is not very shiny either, and it tends to hide among the shells. Help. do I add a small seahorse to each instead? or a crystal? or what? The dangles hang no more than 2 inches total but that might already be too long. I’ll do a pair that has just one variscite stone each unless you think I can salvage the 2 inch earrings and they aren’t too long.

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    If it was me, I’d go with something really simple, like just the varisite (w/a little metal caping the end). I sell an amazing # of earrings that are just stone or pearls (8-12mm) with dotted/daisy spacers on top & bottom, and a 2-3mm metal round at the termini.
    I’ve also met w/sucess with: 3mm crystal bicone-spacer-6 (or 8)mm crystal bicone-spacer-3mm bicone stack. This would tie in w/the crystal bicones in the bracelet….
    Or pearl-spacer-turritella-tiny metal round……
    I’ll shut up now!

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    First: Awesome. I do see the fishnet.
    Second: What about several pieces of chain hanging from the earwire with the turritella and pearl drops. Super simple, but movement and whimsey.

    Third: SNOW!!! I’d forgotten how pretty it is. I just wanna jump right in!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab design!

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I see SNOW! I miss it so!
    I like all the earring ideas above, but am partial to Julie’s idea. The ladt at the beadshop always says jewelry should have motion. But…some folks don’t like lonf earrings…so it’s up to you!

    I’d buy these in a heartbeat!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, long and dangly perfect for the summer :D

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    These earrings are gorgeous. I’ve got to get my hair cut a bit so I can wear it down. I look better with long earrings when my hair is down rather than pulled back or up.

    Sometimes I prefer a small earring. Depends on what’s going on. But I do love these.

  13. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    These are great! Do you have pics of the smaller pair?

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks! I will post a couple of smaller pairs tonight. I am taking Eeka’s suggestions and trying a few of them :) Thanks so much for all the input! You guys are awesome!

  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    When I’m making earrings, I often make several variants, then ask myself ‘the optometrist question’ (better like this…. or like this?). Sometimes the one I like best is the ‘upside down’ of my 1st version! So much fun…

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Perfect friends for.your necklace and earrings. Love them all and would literally hurt someone to get them. (That’s if me and.another person were standing at your table and saw this at same time. Would stomp that person’s foot to.temporarily incapacitate them.)

    Weird but last night all the comments talking about the snow in your new photos were here but I did not see.the.new photos!!!

  17. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    These are wonderful, Becky :D I’m terrible at making sets, me almost never use sets myself. Though I need a kick to start doing that. Also I think one need a bigger stash to make sets LOL ;)

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