Monday, March 1, 2010

Brand New Fluorite Earrings

I've been having more fun with my new beads.  I created these lovelies with the cardamom (?) cut fluorite briolettes.  I can't find any reference to this cut online, so I think that gem dealer may have made it up!  We're just going to call it a marquis cut, k?
 




Anyway, I wrapped them and suspended them from some of my fine silver fused circles.  After fusing the circles, I hammered them flat and patterned them with little circles.  I think it's kinda cute.

The only bad part about those fluorite briolettes is that those 2 pictured above is one of only 2 pairs I was able to get from that strand.  The rest don't seem to be close enough matches to make pairs.  The rest are destined to become necklaces.  Oh well.

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6 comments:

Ivonnardona said...

Your earrings are always such a wonderful thing to see when I get notified of yet another posting on your blog. I haven't made a pair of earrings in over a year and yet I get inspired every time I see a new pair of yours.

These are absolutely beautiful.

Pricilla said...

I love fluorite I just wish it weren't so fragile...
They are such a pretty spicy green.
heh

Beadwright said...

There is nothing like fluorite to bring a smile to your face. Lovely Vicki.

Nicole/Beadwright

cindy shake said...

Those are so pretty! I didn't think about the difficulty of needing to match up the beads (duh!) it's too bad you were only able to get two pair out of the strand -but it makes those two pair even more special! What a lovely color they have.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Really LOVE ALL your earrings!! Beautiful! Happy Monday and Happy March - It is National Women's History Month!!

Orion Designs said...

Thanks to all of you for your nice comments!