Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rutilated Quartz ... to die for

The strand of briolettes that these 2 came from was amazing ... and these are the only 2 that made a pair.  I find that incredibly frustrating.  I guess many necklaces will follow.



These brios are quite large and I didn't want to cover much of their beauty, so I used the "large-hole-silver-bead" method of finishing them for earrings.  This method secures the bead and hides the wire wrapping above the bead without obscuring any of its beauty.  Plus it makes a nice little nest for the pearl to rest in.

These earrings are for sale in my etsy shop.  Click on the photo to go directly to the listing.

3 comments:

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

That is so very frustrating when you get a full strand and hardly any matches. I think earrings always sell better than necklaces and it seems like such a waste to not get a lot of earrings from a strand. The stones are beautiful, though.

Pricilla said...

How big are they? Is a graduated strand? What about a pair of them on an earring then they don't have to match exactly.

Like brios hanging from short chains...

The Jewelry Box said...

I know what you mean. I won't buy strands of brois online anymore for fear of just that! Although the ones that don't match up do make lovely necklaces. Gorgeous earrings V! :)