Sometimes you see a pair of earrings that you just need to make. That’s how I felt with this pair of earrings. So I took the time to map them out (which took a few hours as I don’t own beading software), and the next day I started the process. Just these 6 rows took me all day as I kept getting distracted and didn’t add the right beads in the right order. Finally I put it down for the day, shaking my head, and started up again the next day.
I made better progress once the kids were back in school and I had quiet around the house again… perhaps the weekend wasn’t the best time to start this project? The top part of the earring took around an hour or so once I got into the groove of it, and the fringe took another hour to put together. So all in all it would have taken perhaps 3 hours of beading per earring to put it together. I made a few alterations to my original pattern during the beading.
I wasn’t sure I liked it at first because it was a lot larger than I normally would wear. The base of the triangle runs 1.5″ and from the top of the earring to the bottom of the base of the triangle is 1″. Add in the fringe and the earring dimensions are 1.5″w X 3.5″h.
But once I put them on I LOVED THEM! So now if you want to bead these earrings now that I have tested them click here. See you soon! -Jeanne