The pattern for these earrings appeared in my email inbox on the 22nd of October. The parent site is “Handmade Jewelry Club” and the earring pattern is currently here. I almost had the first pair done that day and by the end of the 23rd had two pair done, the brown pair shown above and a clear pair:
Very unlike me I really didn’t make any changes from the pattern. I did figure out that the seed beads used are 11′s, made my own findings, added a couple of jump rings between the earrings and the findings for movement, and used a couple of drops of nail polish to secure my knots. Otherwise my earrings are “their” earrings.
I have plans for about 5 more pair in a variety of colors of crystals. I’ve been using Fine C-Thru braided nylon thread and think I’ll keep up with that. While it might be nicer if I had a darker color for the darker beads it does work and so why mess with it. I do start with 15″ of thread (rather than 12) as I must repeatedly cut away the frayed ends in order to thread and re-thread the beads.