Thursday, June 14, 2018

Okay, I Admit It: I'm Really Not Crazy About Wrapping Briolettes ❤

I didn't realize until today that I didn't have any new earrings to present for my blog post this week. I usually make earrings for my blog post several days ahead of time and then write my post the day before it posts, but this time I just didn't have anything ready.   I haven't been making many new things for a while because of a lingering bronchitis and its resultant lack of energy, but this morning I remembered that I had a pair of beautiful daisy connectors by Wild Raven Studio and a pair of lovely carnelian briolettes from, so I thought I might work up a quick pair of earrings.

With sterling silver wire, I added a pair of pretty Czech glass rondelles in a deep orange-yellow to the daisy connectors and added the briolettes to the bottom of the wire as well. 

I talk about adding these briolettes as if it's no big deal, but, for me, wrapping briolettes never seems to be easy.  I rarely wrap briolettes, so when I do I always seem to fumble my way through it.  Seriously.  It took me three tries to get these done to my (barely passable) satisfaction.  And I did each one differently, so before these earrings are ready to go into my shop they'll have to be redone so the brios are wrapped the same way.  Sigh.  But still, they're kind of pretty, aren't they?  

These earrings feel like summer...lightweight, colorful, and lovely.  I hope your June is feeling lightweight and lovely too!  

Thanks for reading!  I'll be back in a couple of weeks!  ❤



  1. These are so happy and fun! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who struggles with wrapping briolettes... least favorite jewelry making activity!

    1. Thanks so much, Sarajo! I imagine that if we all wrapped a lot of briolettes regularly we'd be a lot more comfortable with them. I just don't, and I'm not. I do love how pretty they are when you're finished, tho! ❤

  2. These are perfect for the summer. So colorful and fun. And I have to admit that I also struggle to wrap briolettes. So I always kind of avoid it LOL. I am so glad I am not the only one.

  3. Thanks, Janine! I think they look nice and summery too. There's something about daisies that are so fresh. ❤

  4. I do my brios differently too and worry that they do not match and redo them...LOL

  5. Lol! i am very rustic in my briolette wrapping. I can't do a neat job. These earrings are fabulous -so cheerful!