Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wirework and purple
Had a trip to London and had fun nosily looking at people's jewellery (although of course I had to pretend I wasn't, because you're not supposed to look at other people on the Tube).
I saw a gorgeous necklace made of turquoise seed-beads - it looked like a kind of coral reef. I wonder if I can make one like it somehow. It would be a lot of seed-beads, though, and take a long time.
Anyway, these earrings are a further attempt at non-messy wirework. On those terms they were fairly successful. They were impractically long and kind of heavy for all-day wear, but I like all the beads in them and I am pleased with my wirework which is getting a bit neater. Maybe to make them a bit more wearable I will rethink the leaf-dangle parts. The blue-grey Czech glass beads right at the top are particularly nice, I think - you can't really see them in this photo but they are very pretty.
Won't post much more on this because it's late and I need to go to bed!