There’s a new page on my website just in time for Valentines Day. While red is my favorite color, I didn’t limit the page to only red earrings.
When I create my large works I get a lot of beads to work with. And I almost always end up with a few beads left over. These are my orphan beads. What to do?
Make earrings!These earrings feature the orphan beads along with Bali silver and sterling silver. These are beaded earrings though not bead woven. In some cases, I do some simple wire wrapping to add a bit more flair. I love making these because they don’t take hours and hours to make. I can see the results the same day I start them! Just like my larger, bead woven works, every pair of these earrings is unique. Some of these orphans are quite old, “vintage” beads, in other words. This bead is a handmade lampwork bead that has the appearance of porcelein. Some artisan sat before a flame, shaping and adding sparkly colors so a future artist could add more beauty to the world.
“None of these examples are red,” you complain. “Don’t you have any red earrings?” you ask.
I do. To see these please visit my special Valentines Day earring page and scroll down towards the bottom.