Thursday, September 27, 2018


Happy Thursday, everyone! ๐Ÿ’— 

For this post, I wanted to make simple earrings that would incorporate elements I already had with some new items. 

I was inspired by a visit to Shannon German's great store, Miss Fickle Media, one of my long-time fave places to shop.  I found these wonderfully textured brass leaves with a beautiful verdigris patina...and a string of gorgeous tiny (2mm) Paradise Blue quartz heishi beads:


The brass leaves are small and delicate, about 1-1/8 inches long, and very lightweight, so I got the idea of decorating them with mรถbius rings (also called rosettes) at the tops.  I had some beautiful chainmaille rings in teal blue/green niobium "Mermaid" mix that worked perfectly for the rosettes, and also some sturdy sterling rings to attach them to the leaves.

I made a tiny wrapped loop on one end of some 26-gauge sterling silver wire and then strung on it the little blue quartz and some sterling silver heishi beads.  I guided the other end of the silver wire into the bottom hole of the leaf, pulled it snug, and bent it upward at the back, then trimmed it to about 1 cm. Then I slid a sterling ring through the loop in the wire and then through the top hole in the leaf.  Before I closed the sterling ring, I also looped it through the rosette of niobium rings.  

When I finished that step for both earrings, I glued blue paper to the earring backs to cover and secure the wire (see above).  The last step:  sterling silver ear wires, an extra from Miss Fickle Media (thank you, Shannon, my dear!).  ๐Ÿ’—

Thanks for reading--I'll see you all in October!  ๐Ÿ’—

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  1. This shows how beautiful a simple design can be. This is your talent speaking Meridy. Love this. And the color..... so beautiful

  2. Meridy, they’re so beautiful! Moving. And the Mermaid pic couldn’t be more perfect. This pair is truly artistically beautiful! ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Thanks so very much, Norbel--I always appreciate your comments! And I'm glad you liked the Teal Mermaid! ๐Ÿ’—