Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Flower Seashell Earrings

I wanted to try something different this time. I decided to use some seashells in flower shape, together with some artificial pearls and silver seed beads.

I was too lazy to make the design too complicated. So everything remained simple and easy. We shouldn’t use fishing thread this time. Normal sewing threads is good enough so that the earrings would be able to sway. Apply crimp beads at the two ends of each thread. Again, simple and easy, it would just take you a few minutes.

I was quite happy with this design, but unfortunately the quality of the silver seed beads is very lousy. Just a few tries, the silver color started fading and finally it become transparent and looked very dirty. T_T

I changed all the seed beads to 1.5mm Japanese round beads. Every bead is in the same size and highly reflective. 12 1.5mm beads were used in the shorter side and 18 the longer side. Now they look much better.

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