Thursday, October 11, 2018

Amethysts All the Way Down

Recently I've been fortunate to have collected a number of pairs of delicately beautiful enameled earring components by Raida Disbrow of Havana Beads.  My newest earrings, below, are made from one of her gorgeous pairs: luscious florals in purples and deep purply blues, with droplets of pink and baby blue.  

It's been a long time since I've made much rosary chain, but I enjoyed putting together the little chains of small faceted amethysts.  And I'm not dreading this whole briolette-wrapping thing so much anymore either, probably because I'm getting a little better at it despite myself.  That's what happens when you keep working on it, right? I can hear my mother asking me now from the other side.  (Of course, she's right.) 😉🌷

Recipe for Amethysts All the Way Down
(2) Enameled earring components
(12) Small faceted amethyst rounds
(6) Small anodized niobium rings, purple
(2) Faceted 10mm amethyst briolettes
(2) Anodized niobium ear wires, purple
24 ga copper wire, darkened
26 ga copper wire

These pretties can be found
  here at Two Trees Studio.

Thanks so much for reading.  I'll see you next time! 💗


  1. Meridy, these earrings are so beautiful and dreamy. The colors are gorgeous and you wrapped the little briolettes perfectly! I still dread doing this.

    1. Thanks so much, Janine! I agree about the colors...they're so rich you can get lost in them. As for the's getting easier. My level of dread is decreasing; at least now I'm not breaking into a cold sweat while I work on them! (Yes, I am pitiful...) 💗

  2. I love the rich purple color of these. Those amethyst drops are gorgeous and very dramatic! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. These are beautiful and so perfectly done!

  4. Meridy, wow these earring are so beautiful. I love them.

    1. Thank you so very kindly, Donna! I'm so glad you like them! 💗

  5. Purple is not my color usually, but these could make me change my mind, they are delightful!

  6. Aww, thank you so much, Sue--I really appreciate your comment! 💗

  7. Meridy, these are absolutely stunning 💜💜💜

  8. They are gorgeous Meridy! Love the colour and that briolette wrapping is perfect!