Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New-ish in the Shop

I listed these earrings a few days ago and then discovered that they are in a lovely etsy treasury too:
Smooth & Creamy

The earrings feature unusual briolettes of champagne quartz.  What makes them unusual is the fact that they are drilled from front-to-back.  Most brios are drilled side-to-side.  The holes in them were bigger than most brios have.  I still used 24 ga wire, which allows the brios to swing freely.  It's not often that there is extra space in a brio hole!

I topped the champagne colored bead with a series of spacers in both sterling silver and vermeil gold.  The earwires are gold filled.



Lovely and neutral, these earrings are for sale in my etsy shop.

4 comments:

Pricilla said...

The mixed metals are lovely!

Brandi said...

I love these! They are so pretty!

Question though - is it difficult when the brio is drilled front to back?

Orion Designs said...

thanks girls!

Brandi -- as a matter of fact, these brios were easy to work with because the hole was generous size. They are the only ones I have with that drill pattern, so I have no other experience.

Diane said...

These are beautiful, Vicki! By the way...I love my new earrings. Thanks so much.