The earring on the left is half of a pair that I made for some sort of charity auction, and the purple beads are leftover CiM or Reichenbach sample strand hollows.
Photographed 15nov2019; originally constructed 2017 or 18? Replacement,
november october 2019. Overall length, approximately 1.75"; focal beads are about 12mm hole to hole. The image is cropped but otherwise unaltered.
As I no longer had a bead of matching size, I was very happy to hear that the recipient only needed another earring that co-ordinated, and in fact appreciated the idea of non-symmetrical earrings; thus, I was able to select a smaller bead in the same colour, and add a little shard designer bead that's been kicking around for any number of years, because I liked it and was saving it for just the right project—this person's unusual flexibility should, I felt, be rewarded with a particularly yummy bead. I also felt that she would appreciate the sparkle of a fuchsia rhinestone rondel—not the most durable component in the world, but again, something I felt would really appeal.
My first lot of pix
sucked didn't really show off the shard bead, so I actually took the trouble to reshoot them right, i.e. hanging, so there could be some backlighting.
These earrings are on niobium findings, which I really like because they not only come in colours but also are hypoallergenic.
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