Monday, April 20, 2009

Matching Earrings

I love how the bottom motif of these chandelier findings matches the pattern of the blue enamel fans in the tribal necklace that I posted recently, so I adorned the findings with the same beads that I used in the necklace. All that I left out were the big vintage black glass teardrops, because I'm not good at doing wrapped loops for teardrops. Wire and I, we don't get along.

The other thing that I love about these findings is that they're actual filigree, not just molded. Fine twisted wire is coiled and laid out within a framework to form a very delicate and attractive design. The antiquing stays in the little crannies of the twists for nice contrast. They're really quite spectacular.

I didn't really bead last week, because I was getting my house ready for one last house guest (no more until Fall, I say!), and then visiting with said guest. Good times were had. Now this week I need to get out the beads. Since the weather is warm, and I've been dancing, I feel like it might be time for more jingly anklets.


  1. This looks very Turkish and really cool btw:)

  2. Good call! The findings *are* Turkish :) I have some other awesome Turkish chandeliers, but I can't find the beads I want to use with them, misplaced them when I moved almost a year ago and they still haven't turned up!