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My Daughter's Beads

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Getting ready for a big 400+ mile move and I have no, no, no time to bead! My creative daughter had her stuff spread out under my nose and these "reject" beads some how found their way into my hands . . . Two observations: The beads on someone else's beading board are always more appealing than your own pile of half finished projects. And, I just have to have a creative outlet and packing boxes, organizing and super-cleaning is not doing it for me!!!


African paper beads, pink glass beads (Indian import?), rose quartz square tube and round beads, purple seed beads, white opal seed beads, antiqued brass disks and eye pins

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Great job with the “asymmetrical” earrings. These are SO cute!
    Yep. No matter how many beads I have, there are always others that call my name. ;)

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic rejects! :)

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous! I love none-identical earrings, but can’t seem to design that way. I would wear these in a heartbeat.

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    These are wonderful. I like the colors and textures, but mostly, I like the fact that they’re different. What fun!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are fab!

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Fantastic designs. I’m mesmerized with the pink glass,and your wire work.

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty. I like the mismatch and paper beads

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the mismatched look :D

  9. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    Thanks to everyone! Fun, fun thing – After posting these I wore them out shopping. A lady noticed them as she was talking my ear off (in a nice and funny way). As she was giving me the Reader’s Digest version of all of her troubles, and there were many, she interrupted herself three times telling me how much she loved the earrings. I gave her the earrings! And it was the most fun that I have had with beads/jewelry in years!!! Think I am going to be on the look out to do it again. Anyone care to join me?????

  10. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    Hey foxhill designs vt,
    I have a tip that helped me! Make more componants than you need – say you want to end up with each earring having three – make six (sort of) pairs. If you look these earrings have four components each. Make a few of them just a little different. And then just play around and try out many variations before you settle on one – have fun!!! I have my best results when I try to balance the overall weight. I still struggle with one small earring with a larger one. Hope that helps! It was very, very hard for me at first! Go for it . . . I was inspired by an artist at a juried show. She told me that she only wears matching earrings on boring days – who needs more of those? ;>)

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Way to go!
    I love to give away my jewelry. To my dental tech, to my hair-dresser (do we still use that term?), and to my colleagues. Then I usually come home and make another like it. I figure if someone liked it that much, then it’s worth it!!!

  12. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Great story. ;)
    I give away everything to family. ha ha.
    I haven’t made anything for myself yet. It brings me so much joy to give beautiful pieces to the ppl I love most

  13. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Thanks for the tip. I will try that. Sent you a reply to your message. :)

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Great story, Z-K!! I gave a set to my haridresser and she makes it a point to wear them when I am coming in. :)

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