Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Little Set for My Mom

My mom had seen my double spine bracelets and really liked them, so I made her one with (drum roll please) a pair of earrings to match. Why the drum roll? Well, I have a phobia of making earrings. I don't know why, I just get all nervous and jerky about making them. Silly, I know, but its just something that I feel like I just don't know what I'm doing and I feel really awkward while making them.

But thanks to my buds at, I got myself some nice new tools, so I am stepping outside my comfort zone and I am going to make myself some earrings. They have some great free earring patterns , which list everything you need and even videos to help guide the way. What more could a girl ask for? I have no excuse now!

Speaking of, the gorgeous swarovski button and the bicone swarovski crystals in this set I also got from them. The shipping is ultra-fast, which again, What more could a girl ask for?

I did two different colors - one side (above) is a matte olive green, and the other (below) is a sparkly crystal with just a subtle hint of blue. The triangle beads along the edges are Toho topaz/opaque emerald lined, but really look much more blue than emerald.

Of course, I didn't order enough of the 4mm bicones (I guess counting isn't my strong suit), so luckily I had some 4mm faceted rounds in a similar shade on hand, so I just alternated between the two. Here are the 2 sides together in an attempt to show the color variation.

The good news is that I am 'off' today, so I get to go to my mom's and give them to her right away!


Carol said...

This set is absolutely beautiful. Your mother will be thrilled.

Tracey N. said...

Wow Lynn your bracelets are gorgeous! Are they the same as a flat spiral? I have seen several of these in that pattern. Where did you get this particular pattern? I love your bead choices and that button is gorgeous!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi lynn
my oh my are those bracelets ever gorgeous!!
bet they look oh so lovely on :)
thanks for sharing
enjoy your day
tabby :)
back to painting-UGH!!

GraceBeading said...

Wow... the bracelet is beautiful. And I feel your pain on the earrings, that's something I have not yet attempted, but will some day. Yours turned out great!