Instead, I figured I would try to utilize them in earrings. I thought, why not? The curve isn't extreme enough to be too awkward, right...? It was a lot of experimentation.
The first step, I fed wire through the tube and made loops at either end.
I usually lay out my earrings out to visualize the final product-- I don't have sketchbooks, I tend to create in a very fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants fashion.
So this was my skeleton
- then comes the details.
- Fishbone chain scraps (different lengths)
These are my favorite color combinations.
My "workstation" --- a humongous piece of watercolor paper on my bed. (Next to a window!)
Then, I wanted to try out the same style/composition with longer spike beads.
I shortened the length of the chain to compensate.
The difference between the two is very subtle.
Here are some other designs:
- My inspiration piece for the previously shown style. Very minimal.
- I like the idea of having a flower bead on top and a leaf at the bottom.
- I make weird connections in my mind. The cascading blue crystals reminded me of stars, hence the star bead off the bottom.
- Similar to number 3, I like the blue/stars together. I added the bead to the bottom of the curved bead.
- I've loved these pearl birds for years now.
All in all, this was a fun challenge for me to try.
Thanks for reading!