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Fiber and Petra

About this design:

More of Petra's goodies!
The teal baubles have been framed with twisted lagoon WoolyWire.
The light purple drops are dangled from fiber donuts.


WoolyWire from SpinCulture (LB). 20 gauge silver Artistic wire (LB). Yarn-covered donuts from BeadGala Etsy. 20 gauge Parawire (LB).

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    OMG, you used a woolly wire, love them, especially the second pair :D

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!!! I didn’t know what to do with bubbles so that’s a shape I didn’t buy from Petra. See, Julie, you see things I don’t see! :-D

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks Becky. I spent some time this evening “playing” with all the little pieces. I now have more and better ideas for some of my “un-known” pieces and I created some combos that I might not have seen earlier. I’m trying to “experiment”… :)

  4. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, the Woolywire is pretty neat! The colors and textures keep changing as you use it AND it has wire within so it BEHAVES!!! :)

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Experimentation is GOOOD!

  6. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Unique. Love colors and the woolywire. First pair is my fav.

  7. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    One more thought – these look nice and cozy for this time of year!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great job, Julie! Both fab, but my favorite is the second pair!

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love these! They are fantastic! I just got some woolywire but haven’t had time to try it out yet! :D

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Julie,these are so pretty,and how different! I’ve never even heard of wooly wire before today. (I think) LOL ;)
    I’m glad you already answered the question of how to get it to behave. I have GOT to get some,and have some fun.
    Your creations are fab! You have such an eye for color and style.

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    The WoolyWire is an expensive investment, but I only used part of a package with these earrings. It is easy to work with and is quite pretty. Each package is a little different because sometimes the yarns are thicker or thinner and the variegated colors make each piece a little different.

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    These are gorgeous, Julie! The colors are just fabulous!

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Very cool! Especially the bubbles!

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