Now available! - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 5 with 12 all-new designs.

Now available! - Twelve Days of Christmas Earrings Volume 5 with 12 all-new designs.
Get ready for the Christmas Party season and make yourself some sparkly festive earrings. Christmas Trees, snowflakes, ornaments and stars - these are just a few of the fabulous earrings in this Volume

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Moonlight and Pearls - The Rose Vine

At the end of my last post I hinted that there might be just one more piece of jewellery to add to the Moonlight and Pearls mini collection.

You might recall that I started out on this quest with four necklace strands consisting of moonshine beads, ivory potato pearls and silver spacer beads. After making a double stranded necklace, 6 pairs of earrings and a bracelet/cuff, all I had left was one moonshine bead, a pearl and a small handful each of silver spacers and the mini silver balls.

Well, it turns out that I can't count.... I actually had no moonshine beads left. I'm not sure how you can miscount just one bead but I did. And then I re counted the earrings and it turns out that I had actually made 7 pairs of earrings not six. The seventh pair is very similar to the ones I made for my Mum so I pulled them apart and now I have two moonshine beads to play with. Yay!

So here's how I used the last couple of the focal beads.
With the addition of some similar beads from my stash I've been able to make the last few beads stretch as far as possible. I picked up the strand of freshwater pearls from Vinnies for just $1.... what a find!
It's amazing how far you can make beads go when you put your mind to it.

Want to see what I did with the last few silver spacers and mini silver balls? Well, I've come up with a design, but making it work is proving to be a bit of a challenge. I hope you'll check back in with me tomorrow to see how it went.

'Til then.....


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