Asymmetrical designs are always interesting to look at, more difficult to do than mirrored designs, but always rewarding. I thought these art glass headpins by Carol Bugarin deserved a different approach than usual.
The goal was to use slightly different elements in each earring, but still have them be balanced. The best compliment I got when wearing them was someone looking back and forth between the two, saying, “Hey, your earrings don’t match!” Looking again, “But they do…., but they don’t. Huh.” 🙂
If you do work with art glass headpins, make sure to note the temper of the wire. These were quite hardened and brittle and the first one I tried to wrap snapped off quite short. (I edited out me going, “Nooooooooooo!”) It worked out ok in the end, though.
Like I mention in the video, these kinds of projects are just the reason beaders need to have lots of bead stash, so we have just the right elements to chose from for any project. Right? 😉
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Asymmetrical Art Glass Earring Video Tutorial over at YouTube.