Welcome to the second reveal of the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge! I have two more pairs of earrings to share, this time made with my own lampwork beads as the handmade component. To see my earrings from the first reveal click here.
The first pair has my lampwork beads which feature simple blue flowers on a black base--but I used silver glass for the flowers, so they actually display a myriad of hues, like silver glass likes to do. I decided I didn't want to just stack them with other beads, so I used some silver-tone chain to create a triangle-shaped dangle. These are a lot of fun to wear, but it was hard to get a good picture of them, since they like to swing!
The second pair was a pleasant surprise. I had an idea in my head that just didn't work out the first time. Then, after I took a little break, I got another idea. I tried to use some waxed linen cord, but I couldn't get my lampwork beads to hang correctly. So I got *really* frustrated. The next day, I just decided to go for it and try some copper wire, but used it in the same way I had planned for the linen cord. It was a little tough maneuvering the wire, but I love the results!
While I made the lampwork beads, the ultra-cool disc beads are ceramic cogs made by Marsha Neal. they have such a cool combination of coppery-green and rust colors, the camera can never do them justice.