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Violet Tendril Earrings

About this design:

I always have a problem with earrings, because I love big jewelry. Big earrings tend to be a little heavy on the ears, so I often end up just wearing studs :( And then.... I met Heather French and her colorful lucite flowers! They make such a statement without carrying the weight you would typically get out of something so large. The beautiful watercolor effect is fantastic. Every time I turn them I find a new spec of color I didn't notice before. Since these flowers are green and deep violet, I chose to use the purple sari silk on the inside as the tendrils.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 - 4" lengths of sari silk ribbon
  • 2 - Vintage Meadow Artworks large bellflowers
  • 2 - 2" eye pins
  • 8 - matte or frosted magatamas
  • 2 - leverback ear wires

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take your 4" of sari silk and cut lengthwise in half. String both pieces through the loop in the eye pin, pulling through equal parts on all sides. Make several knots on each piece of sari toward the ends.
Step 2:
String the eye pin up through the inside of the bellflower, so that the sari fills into the cavity of the flower forming the tendrils.
Step 3:
String 4 seed beads onto the eye pin and finish off with a wire-wrapped loop. Attach to your chosen ear wire and repeat for the second earring.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great design, Ali! So creative!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love how you used the silk–so creative! ‘Course, the flowers are gorgeous, too.

  3. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Delightful touch of spring!

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    S Morelan says:

    Where does a person get the lucite flowers?

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    At Lima, just go to charms and pendants and click on lucite, they are awesome :D

  6. SpiralGalaxyx7
    SpiralGalaxyx7 says:

    Wonderful use of the sari silk ribbons! Love the earrings! I’m so glad lucite is not a bad word anymore in jewelry circles!

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