Sunday, October 18, 2009

Earrings

Yup. Earrings. I've been making 'em. I haven't been using a pattern, just Jon Yusoff's method for covering rings. There are four stitches over the cabone ring between each beaded ring. Oren Bayan metallic threads are the best I've ever used. That said, I must admit that the silver ones were made with DMC metallic. It takes a little longer and I have to work a little looser, but I like the look of the metallic threads. The multi-color and green ones have really tiny beads. I found a new bead store not too far from home, and it had all these really tiny seed beads. I think they are 15 or something like that -- I really can't read the codes on them. The best I could manage was to read the price. That wasn't really tiny. Sigh. They were worth it, though. You should see me when I drop one -- no, you shouldn't; it's too embarrassing. The blue beaded earrings are mine, the green ones are my sister's and the bottom two are for friends of my aunt (those two are garnering me a small remuneration -- enough to buy some more beads). Oh, the reason you can't see the hooks on most of these is that the are nylon hooks. I put beads on the shanks. The green beads barely fit and the blue beads were a total no-go, so my earrings have gold hooks.

10 comments:

Fox said...

Very pretty! I have never heard of nylon hooks!
Fox : )

❦TattingChic said...

They are pretty earrings, Marty! Your bead choices are lovely!

Miranda said...

These are very festive looking.

Ridgetatter said...

oooh my favorite pair are upper far right! Love the color when I enlarged the photo! I like that OB metallic thread, too!
Lovely job, lucky recipients! Of course, I always love your tatting. It is sooo fine!
hugs, Bev

Art by JoyMac said...

Love these earrings and the colours...great job Bravo
Hugs
Joy

Carol Lawecki said...

The earrings look fantastic in the Oren Bayan Metallic thread!! I especially like the ones in the top row on the left.

Carla said...

Very beautiful earrings.

Katie said...

Oh, those are sooooooooo pretty! Very nicely done, too!

Tatskool said...

Like the gold ones the best, very nicely finished with the loop.

Anonymous said...

Stunning!! I'd love to know where I can get the nylon hooks please (online hopefully, because I'm in South Africa, so Michaels and JoAnn's are out for me ;). I'm terribly allergic to the usual hooks available and I'm so limited in what I can wear. I'd love to make my own tatted earrings and be able to wear them. Thank you. SAtatter (pinkcherri5 at gmail dot com)