Friday, July 31, 2009

Fans Earrings get a Facelift


So, I was re-organizing my shop and kits...

I had previously listed matching kits for Fans Earrings and Fans Bracelets... the bracelet kits sold, but some of the earrings kits did not. Hmmm...

I thought I might play with them a little. All of the following earrings were worked exactly according to the basic pattern, except when I got to the end, I just strung on a few more beads.

For these first three, I strung on:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 8mm focal, and ended with a size 8 seed bead.

(Some focals were Czech fire-polished faceted rounds and some were glass rounds, each giving a different look to the earrings.)




For this pair:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 10mm focal, and ended with a size 8 seed bead.


For this pair, I used:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 20mmx9.5mm teardrop. and 1 size 8 seed bead.


And, for a bit more drama:

1 size 8 seed bead, 1 6mm focal, 1 size 8 seed bead, 1 20mmx9.5mm teardrop. and 1 size 8 seed bead. (These are my favorites.)

Then, I upgraded the rest of those lonely earrings kits with what beads I had lying around (waiting for my next bead order to come in) and have begun listing them at my Etsy Shop. Just check the "Kits with Patterns" section to find them. See "Fans Earrings Pattern" for more info.

3 comments:

rockcreekcreations said...

Good Idea! They look really nice with just that small addition. I bet they'll take off now!

Lisa said...

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