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Off With Her Head.Keep the Earbobs!

About this design:

My inspiration came from watching a movie about Marie Antoinette. It seems that she had a real thing for anything that sparkled. Who can blame her?
I've always wondered who got her "stuff." ;)

Components:

Crystal Briolettes 12mm,Swarovski bicones,6+4mm,SP dead soft craft wire,SP ball head pins, SP split jump rings,and SP leverback wires.

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  1. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Nice wire wrapping lovely piece.

  2. Copenhagen Statement
    Copenhagen Statement says:

    I like these :-) )

  3. No Photo
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love the title…gave me a good chuckle LOL These are fab Nancy….love the colors, sparkle and the “dangles”!!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thank you ladies. I’ve been playing with lots of crystals lately. The bottom brios are just wonderful,and look like Swarovki,but cost much less.
    I got them on Etsy.If anyone is interested in the seller,let me know.

  5. C Ferri
    C Ferri says:

    Hello Nancy my name is Cheryl. I am new to lima beads. I love your wire wrapping as well as your choice of colors..awesome ! I love the briolette beads. I would love to buy some and would be greatful if you would please share the supplier information to me.
    I also am very enamored with crystal and have a unheard of large collection of swarovski which includes original vintage packs from the 1940′s! Please let me know if your looking for a specific swarovski bead or cabachon I’d be happy to share! SINCERE THANKS, Cheryl

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    Welcome to the gallery,and thanks for the compliment. I love to do rustic wrap.It’s fun to do,and also comes in handy if you have real gem stones that are chipped. ;)
    My seller for the big briolettes is on Etsy and the shop name is NeatOThings. cheers!

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Lovely.

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I just love everything about these, Nancy! The colors you chose, the metal choice and your wrapping job is spectacular! I have tried to do the wrapping many times and fail, but yours are fabulous! Fantastic pair of earrings!

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    thank you ladies. Wanda,I truly appreciate your kind words about wrapping. I watched video after video,and then gave up and just started goin by the way it felt right. It helps if the wire is a little heavier gauge,like 22,and I like a dead soft. Maybe not as sturdy,but works for me.
    Don’t think I could do it,without a magnifying lamp. I practiced with a lot of cheap wire,and made lots of boo boos. ;)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them, great wire work and the colors are devine, not to mention the title ;) :D

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Fabulous! These grabbed my attention immediately! Thanks for the seller info too!

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks again girls. The brios come in lots of colors.
    They have a shade that looks a bit like Mystic Topaz.
    Lotta look for great price. Always glad to share a bargain with my fellow artists.

  13. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oops. here they are.

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  14. TerribleFishArtworksMsu
    TerribleFishArtworksMsu says:

    Wire wrapping is definitely a practice makes perfect skill and you have certainly put in the time! It shows beautifully! I have a sparkle love, too, perhaps Marie and I were crows in a former life?

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous title!!! :-D oh, and LOVE the earrings!

  16. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Just now read your ‘story’; how creative!! Do you write books too? – LOL. Hm-m-m-m; don’t think I’d want to wear anything of hers – especially from the neck up – LOL

  17. Vinyasa Yogi
    Vinyasa Yogi says:

    Hi there, I’m new to the Lima Beads Community too! If only I had found this great site full of helpful knowledge a month ago, I may have completed a project! I

  18. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Nancy!! ~ these are SO lovely and special, I really love them, I would wear them in a second !! Just beautiful the way you’ve put them together, fab !!

  19. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    P.S. I love what you called them too !!! Maybe her maid in waiting got the things for her, or Henry on one of his ‘good’ days !!!!

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