Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Romantic
Aqua Chalcedony briolettes, faceted aqua Apatite and Peridot rondelles, Czech fire-polished crystals and sterling silver wire.
What was your inspiration?
Apatite, Peridot and Chalcedony are some of my favorite gems. I love cluster earrings so I had to make a pair using my favorite gems!!
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!
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!