Because Kristen is just so cool, she sent me a green set AND an indigo blue set! These are made from twins, meaning they have 2 holes and they have a very cool iridescence which is very hard to capture in photos.
As per my standard MO, I waited until the last minute and created a pair of earrings with my indigo pair yesterday!
I wanted to make the beaded rings part of something else, so I found some copper washers that were the perfect size, after some hammering! I decided I wanted to attach the beaded rings to the washers, so I got everything ready by texturing, punching some holes for the wire and added interest, patina'ed everything with LOS, then tumbled. These are always important steps to remember to do BEFORE attaching fragile components like these that you don't want to expose to chemicals, or water!
I used very thin gauged copper wire and wrapped the rings onto the washters. I used absolutely gorgeous lampwork headpins from Sue Kennedy of SueBeads. These are my most favorite color combination she does!
I added my own hand fabricated sterling ear wires, embellished with tiny glass beads and copper wire for the finished pair. I think a tiny touch of red to bring out the red in Sue's lampwork would have been great, but I couldn't find anything tiny enough and just the right color red for the jov. These worked in a pinch!
There you go! Thanks for stopping by. Here are the participating Team Members and Guests for the month. Go take a peek at all the gorgeousness!
Thanks again, Kristen!