Friday, November 30, 2012

Beaded Bead Holiday Earrings

These started with some large (24 mm) silver colored filigree beads - I had purchased these for enameling, but I have hundreds of them! Hundreds! I'll never enamel them all - so I started to think ... what ELSE can I do with these beads?


I grabbed some Fireline, and doubled it, worried that the sharp edges of the holes on these metal beads would cut the thread.

I grabbed some seed beads, and started playing, weaving in and out of the holes.

It took several tries before I found a pattern I liked:





They were supposed to look like peppermints, but by the time I finished, and added a Swarovski crystal dangle at the bottom, they look like Christmas tops!

I gave these to Sonya this morning as her Christmas gift - I think she likes them!

4 comments:

Halinka said...

Hello,Hello:
I know-was long ago, I commented upon Your Creations last and I'm so sorry about that,but here,I really,really couldn't resist those wonderful *Holiday Earrings* :-)) They are so sweet and beaded in such an incredible way:-)
Beautiful beaded beads in very X-mas colors!
Happy Beading To You...and my Best Greetings_Halinka-

DeborahRead.com said...

Those are amazing - beautiful design
very xmasy love them

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I do love them! :)

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I do love them! :)