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Dancing Ladies

About this design:

When I was a child I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. Whenever it would rain the raindrops made concentric circles in the puddles. She called them "Dancing Ladies". I think of her every time it rains.


11/0 seed beads - clear and light aqua, 9 mm clear AB drops, 6 mm bead capss, Silver Plated earwires, oh - and dancing ladies charms.

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Beady – thank you for sharing that precious memory. Your earrings are precious too.

  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    These are so lovely, with such graceful movement to them. Aren’t grandmother memories the best? I was blessed to have a wonderful grandmother.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Beautiful ear rings and a great way to celebrate a wonderful memory. Grandmothers give us some of the greatest childhood memories.

  4. Snnje B
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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks ladies. Next time it rains – just watch the puddles as the ladies rise and do their little spinning pirouettes. So beautiful.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Aw, what a wonderful memory and inspiration for very special earrings. They are fantastic!

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    What a precious memory…and precious earrings. I missed out in the grandmother department…one was dead..the other was nuts! But…we had a wonderful lady we called Nonnie that kept us when our parents were out of town.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What wonderful inspiration for these beautifully unique earrings. Everything from the teardrops (raindrops) to the dancing lady charms depict a very charming & delightful memory you will always cherish.

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    Moogie says:

    Those charms are so graceful just like ballerinas. The memory that sparked this design is so special. I agree that grandmother memories are the best. I remember crawling into bed with my grandma & asking her to tell me about Mardi Gras!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks to all of you. Moogie – my grandmother also told me about Mardi Gras.

  11. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    These earrings are terrific and beautiful! My mother-in-law was a warm and caring person and I loved her to bits. My grandmother? Not at all.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Funny Chicky – we never know where or from whom we’re going to get inspiration. Thanks for your comment.

  13. Andrea P-D
    Andrea P-D says:

    That’s a lovely story, and very unusual earrings, she is still with you x

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Andrea P-D. Yes, she’s always in my heart.

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