I love making earrings! I can't believe how many different things you can do with the same basic bead shape. The silver wire ones were inspired by projects in Denise Peck's 101 Wire Earrings. Still one of my favorite books.
When I do shows I make up 5 or 6 different designs, like the ones shown, and do them in 4-5 different colors. It's a quick and easy way to come up with a collection of earrings in a hurry. Oh how I wish I had a craft show to do! Well, I mean an artist's market because me and craft shows are not good buddies. My customers shop were art is sold and not country crafts. You can be at the busiest craft show in your city, but if you sell work that is more urban, artsy and targets a different market, you'll find you have very frustrating results. In general if paintings are being sold at a show, I know it will be a good place for my work.
The earrings above feature my Branch Disk Beads. Other great earring beads that I make include the new Willow Disk Beads, Petal Disk Beads and my handy tiny Spacer Beads. You can also find an earring bead grab bag in my Etsy shop and save a little green. The grab bag beads sets are ones I made up for Bead & Button and there are just too many to photograph individually.
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