Monday, May 10, 2010

Sparkles!

A young friend asked me to make some earrings that she could wear to her School Formal. She had bought a drop-dead gorgeous dress and killer heels and was looking for a little "blingage"! The instructions were 'big and sparkly" - we are talking Statement Ear-rings here folks. So, I channeled my inner Beyonce, gathered up the shiniest of shiny Swarovski crystals and set to work. I decided she should have a couple of pairs to choose from and this is what I came up with ...

These are very pretty - not all Swarovski but still have 'bling' factor. The tips of the tear-drop just touched her shoulder ...

I set Swarovski crystals into the bit at the top - the big ones were easy but the little ones that go around the edge took a bit of fanangling! She said big and these babies are definitely BIG!

In my defence the girl in question reiterated that BIG was good so I went with that. These are full-on big and sparkly. I wired Swarovski rhinestones to the smaller hoop and threaded crystals onto the big hoop - there is  a couple of rhinestone rondells thrown in for good measure.
They all looked fabulous on her ( mind you this is one gorgeous gal and would look glamorous in a paper bag!) and she liked all of them,although the fan shaped ones were pretty heavy. I don't know which ones she chose to wear yet - will let you know. All in all I think I followed her instructions for BIG and Shiny pretty well!

3 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Certainly did! Pretty.

mylittlebirdie said...

they're gorgeous!
i love the last pair, they'd be my fave : )

handmadehappiness said...

yeh I'm with mylittlebirdie the last pair are lush!!! x