Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Orange Dreamsicle Flower Earrings...


I really like the color of these orange ceramic clay flowers by ValsCeramicGarden. They are the
 perfect size for a pair of earrings. Adding the freshwater pearls turned out to be the "fun" part since the bead holes were a tad small for the 22 gauge sterling silver wire I was using on this part of the project.


Luckily I had a pearl bead reamer on hand to enlarge the holes. The sawing blade of a pearl reamer is quite flexible compared to a standard glass bead reamer. It's important to use steady even pressure while enlarging the bead hole in order to avoid chipping too much of the pearl's nacre away from the edges of the hole.

 
What did you make today?

 

7 comments:

  1. these are lovely, I didn't make anything but breakfast so far today.

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  2. it is really so amazing..i like it.

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  3. Val's sweet flowers look adorable with the pearls, Lisa!

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  4. these are beautiful-I have been down with a major sinus infection-sigh so have not been able to get back with my weaving

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  5. I LOVE these! I wear a lot of orange, so these are just the type of earrings I'd wear :-) Cute.

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  6. The ceramic flowers are so sweet. They definitely remind me of a creamsicle! I love what you have done with the pearls around it. Beautiful!

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  7. I made an Oreo black raspberry dessert. Yum.

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