Drama! That's what these earrings have. Not for the faint of heart!
I recently bought these stunning polymer clay earring spikes from Barbara McGuire. They were lots bigger than I had imagined them to be.
I didn't want to add any more length to them, but I didn't want to just stick them on ear wires and call them done either. I decided to add a dangle down part of the length of the spikes. The spikes are drilled horizontally, which made adding dangles a little more challenging.
It took me a few experiments to figure out a successful method. I cut a length of brass wire and centered a green seed bead, a short length of fine chain and another seed bead on the wire. I laid these across the front of the spike, threaded both ends of the wire through the hole in opposite directions and pulled it snug. At the end of the chain, I attached a brass flower charm and another seed bead.
I wrapped the wire above the spikes, added another green seed bead and used the remaining wire to form the ear wires. The earrings are over 3 inches long, but they are very lightweight, because polymer clay weighs almost nothing. These are really fun and would look stunning on someone with a long neck.