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Czech Mate Craze

About this design:

I had a request from a customer who has ordered a few custom CzechMates leather wraps for matching earrings. I had always thought of making earrings out of these 2-hole square beads, but the designing of them seemed too difficult. I needed this "kick in the pants" as Deb would say to get off my duff and do it. Of course I couldn't make just one pair so here is the result of a crazy 2 day earring making frenzy. Please tell me your thoughts and any other ideas you have.


Pair #1 was a total pain because I made all the jump ring connectors myself. Oofda! The second pair was also a bear because I used just one piece of wire for the whole dangle.CzechMates, brass, copper, SS and Toho seed beads

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Cool!!! I have some of these 2hole beads. Cute but I agree they can be a pain to work with… because they are so tiny and the enbellishments need to be tiny too.
    I like the middle pair best. The green and copper is pretty with just a touch of purple.

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Another batch of goodies. Ohhh I really favor the blue. Your own jump rings? Wow..hats off to you for that! ;)

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Awesome Angela!! I like the middle ones the most in this set. I think cause the two hole bead is at the top, and probably cause green is one of my favorite colors.

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    really very cute , all of them!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Geez I want them all!! Where do you have space to make your own jumprings??? I’m never whining again!! I feel like a schlub next to you.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Angela, that pain in the duff pair number one is my favorite design. :) I love how free and dangly those are!!!!!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I”m working backwards- these are the first set- fab pieces, Angela! You were on a roll!!

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    I really like what you’ve done with the squares. Very creative!

  9. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love these! My earring designs seem so bland! Thanks for the inspiration!

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