Friday, May 20, 2011

Contemporary and Lightweight Jewelry for Your Ears

Look what I discovered!  Sleek, modern, contemporary and very lightweight earrings that I can easily change to any color or bead design that appeals.  If you look closely at the picture below, you will see that the bead sits between the two curved pieces of silver plated metal.  There are small pins that come out from the bottom of the earring.  The bead fits on each pin on either side and the pressure of the earring holds the bead.  If you want a different color bead, you can pop out the one that is there and replace it with a different one.

The earrings in the picture above are shorter than the ones below.  Both earrings are made the same way, but the ones below are longer and slimmer, so they have a different feel to them.  Notice how I used oval crystals in these.  These sparkle and shimmer in the light, and swing as you move.

You can use rondelles with these type of earrings also.  Here are some deep purple/blue crystals in the long slender earrings.

Each of these modern earrings simply attach to the earwires by using a needlenose pliers and gently opening the ring at the bottom of the earwires and attaching the earrings.  Then a gentle nudge to close the opened ring on the earwires completes the process.

I purchased my earring supplies from Bead Supplies in Hong Kong.  They are very dependable, but it does take about two weeks for those in the US to get supplies from them.  They communicate so well, and almost always send along a little coupon to use on your next order.  Here are the earwires I like for this.

Here are the slender long earrings before they are put together with beads and earwires.

CH-ME-09029- NICKEL FREE Silver plated Geometrical Charm V2, 4 pcs
If you don't want to try your hand at making these, consider purchasing a pair.  I have a variety available in my Etsy shop.

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