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To be,or not to be? Advice needed.


About this design:

Hi everyone. These actually started out as dangly silver bead earrings. Due to being under the influence of 2 huge cups of tea,I started adding gems. (Help..I'm beading and I can't get up) LOL!
I'm wondering about first impressions here. Do you think they have too much going on? One minute I like them,and the next,I see too many loops,and think they're distracting. I'm open to any and all ideas. Thanks!

Components:

SP beads,and jump rings,SS ear wires. Peridot,Sunstone,Amethyst,Carnelian, Iolite,Blue Quartz (dyed),Rose Quartz,Prehnite,and Citrine.

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  1. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    They are happy summer earrings ! Leave them as they are , dear :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think they are cute and colorful and would go with many things. What do you mean too many loops? Leave them.

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I like them, they are a happy riot of color! They would be great with a Sundress, I say leave them as they are!

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I agree with everyone, leave them. They’re so awesome as is. I would love to wear these!

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I think they look great! Love the mix of colors. My only concern would be that they could be heavy with all the stones.

  6. jade
    jade says:

    Love them as they are! :)

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think they are perfect for summer ;D

  8. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    More is more!!!! They “need” a matching charm bracelet and then they would be really done!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great earrings for the summer! I would leave them be!!

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    My first impression was “how cool are these!”. As long as they aren’t too heavy for you, non such thing as too many loops. ;)

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks everyone. I’m probably being too critical of my own work. You know how that goes. ;) They’re actually not heavy at all. I was just super focused on all the jump rings.
    I really appreciate your comments.

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    They re bright & fun. A single would also make a great pendant for a necklace…

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Nancy, These are GREAT! Fun and funky and also a bit dressy if you make q pendant like EEka suggested. When I did the Shaggy Beads earrings I was afraid it was too much. But they are comfortable to wear, lots of fun, and lots of complements.

  14. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love the look and am just wondering how long they measure out to? I’m into funky stuff right now so I wouldn’t hesitate to wear them.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Do not under any circumstances, or any more caffeine highs, take anything off these fabulous earrings!!! :) You could even add more and I would definitely wear them and spend my whole day swinging my head around so all the little moveable bits are in constant motion around my ears. LOVE them as is!!! :)

  16. No Photo
    JC Hamm says:

    Ditto to what everyone said, these are stunning I would wear these in a heartbeat.Perfect for summer. DO NOT TOUCH!! lol

  17. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    These are great – - keep drinking that tea, Nancy ! Especially love the combination of colors and shapes in the earrings – - -

  18. franny
    franny says:

    didn’t even see the loops, was just taken in by those gorgeous colours & i really like that some are translucent!

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thank you so much ladies. Don’t know why I was being so fussy with these. They are for my BFF’s birthday,so I wanted opinions.
    Grannychick.they’re just 3″ from top of ear wire to bottom of last stone.
    Ps. thanks for the feedback. A pendant is a good idea. Maybe One Amethyst,and a litle sprinkle of Iolite? Hmmmm… ;)

  20. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oops..here’s a pic to give a better idea of size. My famous nickle. ;)

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  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Thomas Jefferson can’t take his eye off them…

  22. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Nancy these are lovely, sorry I didn’t see them earlier, they are WONDERFUL as they are, don’t alter them ! I love the colours, it makes me think of sun and sunsets whilst standing on a beach! Beautiful !

  23. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    Inspiring me about what to do with all my smaller chips, stones, etc! Extra nice design and so much fun!

  24. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I think them! Love the color combination. They would go with everything.

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