were made of beautiful turquoise heishi with bright red branch coral. And they were long and flexible and teardrop shaped - so exotic and beautiful. Not really something that looked good on me back then - but they still stuck in my head.
I'm sure I bought the supplies for these earrings a long time ago too. But for whatever
reason, I never made them - until this weekend that is! Once these earrings popped into my head this weekend, I decided I wasn't making anything else until they were done.
Making these earrings should have been straight forward enough, but I actually ended up making about 4 different styles before I decided I like the pair on the right. First I tried using a cone on the top - but I didn't really have the 'right' cone. I tried to make a cone with wire, but it wasn't the right shape. There was a pair that I tried to double crimp - and it looked awkward. Finally, I made the pair on the left and it was 'eh' - just ok. But I was getting close.
Then I made the pair on the right, and I felt like I had fulfilled my mission. The design was no longer haunting me. I made a pair of earrings similar to the vision in my head - and I like them! But... they still don't look great on me. Which was a little sad after all this time. I decided I wasn't ready to pack it in just yet - and made one more pair - just choosing some beads that were loose on my work table.
They are about 3 inches long including the earwires. I used Soft Flex Original .014 beading cord