Thought I’d start the New Year off with a short post about some new earrings…what a wonderful way to energize myself by playing with beads and wire. And a new style for me.
After retirement, my hair style kept getting shorter and shorter until it’s slightly longer than a buzz cut. Just kidding, but not much… I thoroughly enjoy making and wearing longer, swingier earrings with my shorty do. Rarely wear studs, almost never. That is until these sweet Herkimer diamond studs crossed my path. I purchased them last fall and l-o-v-e wearing them. Just a hint of sparkle, yet still rustic.
These little gems have peeked my interest in trying to make small studs.
After trying a few with 20 gauge wire, I settled on 22 gauge…much easier to wrap and still perfect for the smaller beads and earring posts. I can wrap up the stones right from the spool and don’t have any waste! Right now I’m using gold and silver plated anti-tarnish craft wire. May switch to sterling and gold-filled soon.
Here’s three pair to share with you…this project is perfect with those left over beads and stones.
These first two use faceted Czech glass beads.
This last pair is my favorite so far!
Faceted amethyst glass drops.
And how about a little giveaway to start the New Year off!
Just post a comment and let me know which of these pair of Tiny Treasures you’d like if you win.
Turquoise, Red, or Purple ?
Be sure to include your contact email in your post.
Giveaway closes on this Friday, the 6th at midnight.
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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