Monday, December 21, 2015

Playing with my Beads...Anya Earring samples

I found this pattern at Iceni Bead Design on Etsy. I have to admit that I haven't actually purchased the pattern but you can buy it HERE.

When I made my sample earrings, I decided to leave off the Silky bead at the top and added a "Sidonia" loop for the earring hook. I tried both opaque and transparent Silky beads and I think I prefer how they look with the transparent ones. Having said that, I also like how they look when the Silky beads and SuperDuos are the same color. I don't care much for the sample with the opaque "Pastel Burgundy" Silkies. They stand out too much or something. The transparent Silkies almost look like sparkling jewels.

The two ivory earrings below aren't quite the same. One of them has SuperDuo beads with a luster finish and the other earring has plain opaque beads. After I made the sample earring with the luster SuperDuos, I decided to try SuperDuos with the same opaque finish as the Silkies and I like that one better. I found one more matching combination of Silky beads and SuperDuos in my stash in mint green. That one might be my favorite of the bunch. It almost looks like it's made of ceramic and I love the combination of pale mint green and pewter.


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Silky beads "Pastel Burgundy"
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Gold Luster"

SAMPLE 1 (left):
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Silky beads "Opaque Ivory"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Ivory"

SAMPLE 2 (right):

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Silky beads "Opaque Ivory"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Ivory White Luster"

 
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • Silky beads "Chalk Light Green"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chalk Green Luster Light"



  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Silky beads "Alexandrite Terracotta Red"
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Gold Luster"

 


 

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