Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Queen of Hearts Furnace Glass earrings - ArtBeads Blogging Group

Still playing with the Queen of Hearts furnace beads* from Art Beads.

This was all done free form. I made the curl at the bottom then hammered the curl for texture and strength. Then I slid on the furnace bead, a sterling spacer and a crystal, and made my wire wrapped loop at the top. The left over tail, I bent around my finger brought it down the side, pinched it on the bottom and brought it back up the other side, bent around my finger and then used the end to wrap around the top.

I did more shaping with my fingers and tools to make it look like a heart. I wasn't going for perfection here. I wanted it to have a free flow look. Once I had it shaped the way I wanted, I hammered it to give it more strength and then added the ear wires. I was amazed at how light they were.

Then I noticed. I forgot to add the crystal to the second earring!!!! They don't match!

Now wouldn't you know it, that the ONLY time my husband has complimented me on my earrings, it is a pair that don't match!! You heard me - I wore them out anyways! I wore them out to dinner. I laft when he told me he really liked them and explained to him they don't match. He sed, That's ok, I can only see one side of your head at a time anyways!!!

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*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Art Beads were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blogging for Beaders Program. These items are for review or design purposes.

1 comment:

  1. What a smart husband you have. I wouldn't have noticed the missing bead either. It's very annoying when that happens but I love your design.