Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tara Earrings - Milk Chocolate & Mauve

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mauve" (4213)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mauve" (4213)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mauve" (4213)
  • 6mm 2-hole cabochons "Chalk White Gold Luster"
  • 2-hole Crescent beads "Oxidized Bronze Berry"

I made this pair of earrings yesterday to go with the "Sandra Silky" bracelet that I blogged about recently HERE.

Although I had already made myself a pair of "Silky Deco Chain" earrings, I wanted something a little larger than those tiny earrings. I used the same seed beads for the earrings but the colors of the other beads in the earrings aren't really quite the same as what I used in the bracelet. However, I think that the overall color tone is very close to the same. The Crescent beads provide a hint of mauve and the color of the 2-Hole cabochons is similar to the rusty color of the SuperDuos in the bracelet.

In these photos, the cabochon color looks similar to the "Chalk White Vega Luster" cabs that I used to make the earrings that I blogged about HERE, but these aren't at all purplish. They're a sort of terracotta color. Below you can see the two cabochon colors for comparison.

Chalk White Vega Luster

Chalk White Gold Luster

You can buy Ellad2's "Tara Earrings" pattern HERE. You can find these Crescent beads at Red Panda HERE.