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Sneezed in the Oasis

About this design:

These are the earrings to go with Tracy's pendant. I had a hard time finding the amythst drops. I looked here on LB first, of course, but no amythsts. I saw some on Amazon being sold by another company. But they wanted more to ship them than they cost and I said no on principle. Then I remembered another company I used to like but haven't purchased from in a long time. They've been going through some changes. Now they are selling directly to the public again, but it's kind of involved with PayPal and it took a while to figure that out. Shopping these days is like a scavenger hunt. They arrived. They were beautiful. But they are undrilled! So it was a challenge to figure out how to use them. I didn't want to return them because otherwise they were perfect. I finished the pair today in the Oasis but I am paying the price. My allergies are out of control. I have asthma and my lungs are rattling. I've had nose bleeds just from a little benadryl (it causes me all kinds of bleeding problems). I'm white as a sheet, maybe anemic now. And I am having light headedness. Spring really isn't a good season for me, although I love it. So I guess I have to stay mostly inside. I'll just feed my creatures and go back in the house. The creatures are so happy and chattering up a storm. It's the place I want to be.


Amythst brioletts. Synthetic opals. Metal saucer beads. Bead cones. Head pins. Ear wires. 20 and 24 guage wire.

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  1. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    So did you glue them? What kind of glue? Beautiful drops.

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Melody. Yes, I forgot to say. I used E600 and tested them after a few days. They are solidly in there.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are very intresting! Glad to hear you glued beads. I haven’t tried bead wrapping beads without a hole. I always feel they will fall out. Sorry about the allergies. They have been rotten this fall and winter.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Very pretty KR,-you did a great job wiring! Your friend is one lucky girl!

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, look at these! I see ‘captured beauty’ with all the embedded beads in the wiring that is finished off with the lovely wrapped amethyst briolettes. I’m sorry to hear about your allergies so soon this year; I do hope you get to feeling better & breathing easier. But I see that it doesn’t stifle your creative abilities–these are unique & special.

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Thanks everyone. Tracy seems to like the earrings,and I’m glad you like them too. I had something different in mind, but the beads being undrilled made that impossible. Crystal, I am just venting. I have allergies every year, but what’s odd is that I found out yesterday that there was some kind of event on the sun – flare, magnetism, I don’t know – that has caused a lot of people to experience dizziness. Huh. There are also reports of birds somewhere falling out of the sky. But here, all the little birds are fine and eating me out of house and home, LOL. What a strange time we are living in.

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Your earrings are fabulous…quite elegant.with some fancy wirework. I’ll bet she did like them!

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Very cool K. Very creative use of wire! I hope you’re feeling better.

  9. BevB
    BevB says:

    Nice long earrings, K! Sorry to hear about your allergies.

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wild and crazy earrings KR. Love them. The beautiful drops are wonderful. Hope you’re feeling better.

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