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.


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.