I recently veered from my usual creation of full necklace and earring sets by creating a bracelet and a brooch. my most current piece of jewelry, highlighted in this post, dangling white beaded earrings with Swarovski crystals, begins a new trend for me: dangling beaded earrings. (Below to the right.)
While it may take me two months to make an entire beaded necklace and earring set that compares with “Autumn Leaves”, below, earrings may only take 8 hours or so. The earrings not only supply more immediate gratification, they also come with a price tag that will not shock potential buyers. At $395.00, “Autumn Leaves” is actually a steal, but buyers may not be used to seeing that price tag for jewelry. If The Bead Museum, in Glendale, Arizona
were still open, I would be leaving my jewelry sets there on commission. Unfortunately, The Bead Museum closed and will be sorely missed.
The special part of these beaded earrings are the Swarovski crystals at the bottom of the dangles. Many different colors shine through the facets of the crystals, especially the Aurora Borealis crystals. Each facet reflects a different color.
My next step is to create the exact same style of earring, but in different colors: blue, red, iridescent black, etc. Then I will continue by creating different styles of dangling earrings. I recently began selling my jewelry on custommade.com. The jewelry in this post is at Custommade Autumn Leaves and Custommade Dangling Earrings. Only invited artists can sell on this site. I can sell a ready-made only item or give a buyer the ability to have the item made with custom options. I gave the option of different colors when I listed these earrings.