I love seeing the latest czech glass bead shapes. I also really love a spiky bead. So when I started seeing these thorn beads on different suppliers' sites I knew it was only a matter of time before I gave them a go. When I got them I was a bit surprised. They were nowhere near as large as I had anticipated. (I gather I'm not the only person who gets caught out - a lot - by not checking the measurements on listings...) The plans I had in mind needed a re-think. These tear shaped hoops are what I came up with. I mixed in more czech glass and a variety of Indonesian glass. I've made several similar pairs now using these thorns. I've also been stocking up on more in different colours. So, despite their size, they've joined my list of czech glass favourites.
These earrings are now available here in my Etsy shop.
Bye for now, Claire