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seafoam swirls

About this design:

I was watching tv and as my mind usually does I had this idea just pop up,literally out of the blue,I wasn't all too sure it would work out but I think it did very nicely. I am going to redo the one earring as I am not satisfied with the loop at the top. It was just to dim in the livingroom to continue.


18 ga wire,various sizes of toho beads,czech glass lentil beads,diamond shape earwire,and oval jump rings.

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  1. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    I Love them !! So Glad you followed your idea …. perfect for summer and such a fun design

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    These are great- I’ve never thought about making my own rounds- seed beads are so intricate and beautiful. How do you keep the round from unwinding? I love the color and you did an awesome job. I don’t see where you need to redo anything- they look perfect to me!

  3. nuttymeg
    nuttymeg says:

    I cut a long piece of the wire,put a small loop at the bottom and strung the beads. to begin the spiral I had to use my round nose pilers stuck into the loop for about 1 turn,once you have that done,use your hands to guide the wire around and just keep going till you are satisfied. You shouldn’t have any unwinding. I wrapped the loose end of the wire around my finger to keep the beads from sliding off. Does this make any sense to you? I am horrible at directions.

  4. nuttymeg
    nuttymeg says:

    on a second thought,after stringing the beads make the wrapped loop,keeping the beads not overly tight on the wire, from there do the spiral. I think that would be much easier and im actually going to try that in the morning with some copper,see how that goes.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Super idea–I think this is a great design! The swirl with seed beads is so interesting, and I really like how you didn’t just leave it there, but added the extra beads along the bottom. This idea should be posted in a magazine or book. I bet all the little seeds refractive the sunlight & create a wonderful glistening effect. Great work!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    How cool are these?! Such a great design and execution of an idea. Well done.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Whirlpools in the ocean? That is what they remind me of. Great design. Love it!

  8. nuttymeg
    nuttymeg says:

    You guys are the best! thank you once again for the comments.

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I’m absolutely going to give this a try- are the seed beads 8?

  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    These would be so cute in Christmas colors for the holiday!

  11. nuttymeg
    nuttymeg says:

    I don’t remember the size of the beads but I would imagine any size would work as long as they are round. I tried with some tube ones and it didn’t work. I used 2 different sizes on these earrings.

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