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Pretty little soldiers

After several intense weeks of searching for a new job while working extra hours at my current job, I finally found myself back at the beading table last weekend.  It was a much needed break, and it felt wonderful to explore my creative side once again!  Though I admit, I did feel a bit guilty about playing with beads when I should have been cleaning the house or digging through the paper blob or working on one of a million other things on my to do list.  I think I’m this close to a complete meltdown at any moment.

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

But the beads were calling to me!  How could I resist?  This lovely set of pink / purple lampwork beads had been patiently waiting for me since February.  They were handmade by Barbara Steffen of Fire Spirit Beads in northern California.  I snapped them up almost as soon as she posted them for sale!  I knew that I wanted to accent them with Swarovski crystals and sterling silver, but I couldn’t decide which crystal color looked best with the deep, rich hues of the glass.  Indecision finally resulted in a different crystal color for each pair!  When I lined them up partially finished, they looked like pretty little soldiers to me.  Hence, the title of this post :)

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

Rather than the standard sterling silver fishhook earwires that I use in most of my designs, I selected smooth, flat sterling earwires here because I wanted these earrings to be extra special.  The sleek curves of the earwires beautifully complement the saucer shapes of the lampwork beads.

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

Check out the closeup shots of each finished pair below.  I’ll post all of my new earrings in my Etsy shop as soon as I have a chance to photograph them with the fancy camera.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you’d like to order any of these earrings today.  Cheers!

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

Lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver earrings

Color inspiration

Cotton candy & black spiral rope bracelet

1960s Chanel Haute Couture black dress coat with pink belt.

1960s Chanel Haute Couture black dress coat with pink belt

Pink crystal heart necklace

Pink crystal heart necklace

Perfect for spring or summer, this simple necklace features a 14 mm Swarovski crystal heart pendant in a soft shade of rose pink.  It is attached to a sterling silver bail and hangs from a sterling silver double rope chain with a spring ring clasp.  It is available for sale in my Etsy shop.  Prefer a different color?  Check out my other options here.

More photos

New photos of some of my favorite bracelets …

Peacock pearl and sterling silver bracelet

Peacock pearl, dark grey crystal, and sterling silver bracelet

Citrus spritz Russian spiral bracelet

Bright pink & fuchsia fitted bracelet

Bright pink & fuchsia fitted bracelet

This bracelet is perfect for spring!  It features rose and fuchsia Swarovski crystals nestled between long sterling silver curved tube beads.  It fits snugly on the wrist and closes with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.  It is available for sale in my Etsy shop.