I made these earrings to go with a top that I've blogged about before. I have Delicas in most of the colors in the top except for the green. I thought that it wouldn't matter if there was no green in the earrings but I'm having second thoughts. I think that a touch of green would make the earrings pop more. I have ordered some green Delicas and will see if they are close to this shade of green. The color that I ordered is DB2127 "Spruce" and this is the photo that I went by when I ordered it:
I had some trouble getting the blue beads to look the correct color in the photos without adversely affecting the other bead colors. Below is a swatch of the bead color:
This navy blue color isn't easy to find but I found some at Bello Modo.
I made the sample earring below first. I like the fringe on it but I wasn't happy with the transition between the top section and the fringe.
I went back to the drawing board and came up with the design below. I'm very happy with this one and will probably use this design in other colorways.
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
- 11/0 Delica beads "Nickel Plated" (DB21)
- 11/0 Delica beads "Matte Opaque Black" (DB310)
- 11/0 Delica beads "Opaque Dyed Blue Grey" (DB652)
- 11/0 Delica beads "Opaque Dyed Navy" (DB2143)