The Earring Style Book: Making Designer Earrings, Capturing Celebrity Style, and Getting the Look for Less. The center stones are amazonite and I bought them on my last bead shopping trip. The other stones are labradorite that I had in my stash. This is part of my jewelry book review project.
I think the silver earrings could use some patina - but I'm holding off for right now. That will probably be the subject of a future post, a variety of 'before patina' and 'after patina' projects just to get a good idea for how it changes the feel of the jewelry.
Along those lines, I made these earrings in both silver and gold
this past weekend. The gold were the ones I made first. I like them, but they feel a little serious or dressy to me. I'm more casual and I love the 'beachy' feel to the silver pair. They are perfect for jeans or a casual t-shirt dress.