Monday, April 6, 2015

Antique pink earrings

I was approached by Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia for an item for the silent auction at their Pink Spring Gala fundraiser  -- and this is what I've made.  I'm not a huge pink fan, but I do love the warm pinks of old silk lingerie.  I had recently bought some blush pink metallic 11/0s that are too cool to go with the rose gold findings I'm using for my wedding jewelry but they look fabulous with the antique rose rivolis! Clearly it was meant to be :)



14mm Antique Rose Swarovski rivolis
Toho Seeds Beads 11/0 Permanent Finish Galvanized Sweet Blush TR-11-PF552
15/0 silver seed beads
antique rose bicones
Swarovski crystal pearl drops in Rose Gold
The ear wires are the Shapely wires from beadsmaker's Etsy shop - they make any earring look amazing!

There's no pattern for these -- they're about as simple as earrings can be. I bezelled the rivoli with peyote, starting with 32 11/0s, added a third round of 11/0s then tightened each end of the peyote with two rounds of 15/0s. I added one more round of 11/0s in the middle row of the 11/0 peyote and added the drop and the ear wire.

Check out Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia for more information about their great work!

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