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To be,or not to be? Advice needed.

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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!


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


  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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