As is often the case these earrings started with the beads. I’ve had these cute little Czech glass bell flower beads for some time.
I bought them at the same time as I bought the pink tulip flower beads and the green leaves for the Sweet Spring Tulip bracelet thinking that they would go together in a project. However, once I put them together I thought the styles were just a little bit too different and although I had originally thought the red and the pink would be pretty together I just didn’t care for it.
I’m always a fan of earrings with drooping flower dangles and decided these cranberry colored beads would look good with gold and white and crystal. My original thought had been to dangle them all from lengths of chain, which I still think would be a good look, but once I got started making the links with the freshwater pearls and crystal rondelles I thought that was plenty.
When you watch the video you’ll notice that I make a design decision right in the middle of the project. This happens all the time, I’m not one to plan things out with detailed sketches from the beginning, but usually only have a general idea of where I’m heading and make adjustments as I go along.
What kind of changes would you make to this design? Do you plan things in advance or work it out as you go along? Or perhaps design in a completely different way?
Tools & Materials:
- 10 5.5 x 9mm bell flower beads, cranberry
- 3 x 4mm freshwater pearls
- 4x6mm crystal rondelles
- ball head pins
- eye pins
- 10mm gold plated twisted wire ring
- ear wires
- chain nose pliers
- One Step Looper
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Bell Flower Bead Earrings-Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.