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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fashion, Forward and Findings

I made a very few pieces during the demo time at the Beadalon booth at Bead and Button 2010 Show last month.
Earrings are the quickest pieces to make it but sometimes I c only make one side and finish the pair once I am back home.
Below are few earrings made using the new very modern ear wires by Beadalon. I am sure lots of them will be sold by other companies down on the road, but once again Beadalon has introduced them to my design world and here are some of my favorite ones.

Above is a large cherry chalcedony drop held by a hinge pinch bail ear wire...if you're looking for instant gratification and don't want to spend any of your precious time wire wrapping nor opening/closing jump rings and needs a new pair of earrings to add pizazz to a new outfit,  this is the right ear wire for you. It doesn't require hardly any of your time at's a less than 2 minutes pair of earrings...better than that only online shopping darling! The findings is sleek, modern and perfect to showcase a fat briolette or a long fabulous faceted drop. Shazan!

Oh..I love those...still modern and sleek but on this hoops the ear wire has a back ring. It doesn't interfere on the look of your beads and you can add any combination of components and it will work.
Oval light purple peacock Czech beads by  John Bead Corporation  are the focal element combined with crystals by  Swarovski Elements  ...the new baroque pearls are sensational.
I used satin silver bead bumpers against all the wire wrapped loops to add more texture and interest to the design element itself.   

On the pair of earrings above, I used a hinge oval ear wire that gives a touch of high end jewelry look to a street wear piece. Swarovski Elements copper octagon pendants (two holes) works as connectors adding movement and sassiness to the milky surface of bamboo coral components. These earrings offer a snap-close feature without the need for an earnut. 

I hope you enjoy the first designs of July 2010.
See you again in a couple of days.


Fernando Dasilva creations © 2010.