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Chalcedony, Apatite & Peridot Clusters

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Chalcedony, Apatite & Peridot Earrings

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Classic, Romantic
Cindy Watkins on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Aqua Chalcedony briolettes, faceted aqua Apatite and Peridot rondelles, Czech fire-polished crystals and sterling silver wire.

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What are you most proud of? These were my first attempt at cluster earrings and wrapping a briolette. They took me quite a long time because I wasn't used to working with such a small guage of wire, but I think they turned out pretty well for a first try!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, work slowly if it's something new for you! I don't have a pattern for these ... I just laid out beads/gems until I got colors, sizes, shapes I liked together and then just started adding them above the briolettes. Once I got the cluster above the brios the way I liked, I added a few more gems to dangle down along side the Chalcedony focal brios for a little something extra!

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Love these earrings! Do you sell them?

05/09/2012 Flag

Thank you! I haven't started selling anything yet, but I hope to in the future.

05/09/2012 Flag

these are gorgeous! Did you create your earwire?if yes, how?

05/09/2012 Flag

Thank you Cathy. Yes I made the earwires. I just made a wrapped loop with only 1 or 2 wraps; I added the sterling bead and swirled the wrap wire around the bead, then I finished it with 1 or 2 wraps above the bead. Hope that helps!

05/09/2012 Flag

These are absolutely beautiful. Chalcedony is one of my favorite stones to work with. You did a great job with these.

05/14/2012 Flag

Fantastic. Reminds me of the beach, which i will see in a few days.

07/10/2012 Flag