I decided to work with the rest of my Swarovski crystals from Artbeads today. I had 4 different colors of the 11mm flat briolettes to play with. While I stayed within a tight design scope, I let myself have some fun with color.
After wrapping each briolette with sterling silver wire, I chose a sterling bead with a fairly large hole to cover the wrap and topped it with a traditional Swarovski bicone.
Here are the olivine colored briolettes. I paired them with blue zircon colored bicones, for an ocean-y feel.
The ruby colored brios are topped with padparadscha colored bicone. Don't worry, I can't pronounce that color name either. This color combination reminds me of a tropical drink. The kind that comes with an umbrella.
The remaining two pairs are more traditional: crystal golden shadow with crystal copper and crystal silver shade with light sapphire.
Please be sure to visit Artbeads and take advantage of their excellent selection, prices and customer service.
Remember this previous post about Artbeads Swarovski crystals? Well, I sold both of those pairs of earrings at my last show. Yay me!