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Saturday, March 3, 2012
Tropical Fruit Earring
Wow! Three days to get this post done! I had no idea this week would be so busy.
This earring is one I saw on O.com and has been on my mind for a while. I didn't make it exactly like the one I saw, but modified it to my own taste, but it is similar. The original was wired together somehow and I didn't do that. I used a 3" long gold headpin and then slipped wire wrapped beads onto the pin after using a bail type wrap on the bottom turquoise bead.
The beads I used were turquoise, garnet chips, carnelian pebbles, green aquamarine pebbles (yes, green aquamarine). It is a fun combination of colors that do look like little fruit bits. I used gold findings for my color type.
I credit the idea to the artist that designed it, a Thai girl named Nareerat, as sold on O.com and I do not plan to sell any of these. I made it for personal use. Doubt that counts for anything, but I don't want to buy something for $21 that I can make for under $2. And I have been in love with this earring for over 6 months. (Besides, mine doesn't look as nice.)
How about tropical fruit against 4" of snow?
Pix are not the best. Out of practice. I hope to get going again soon.