There are a huge range and variety of earrings that can be created using bead weaving and sewing techniques, from small studs to large chandelier type earrings. I have a huge range of colours and finishes in all sizes from tiny size 15 seed beads through to larger 4 mm - 12 mm round and oval Czech fire- polished facetted beads. I like to incorporate gemstone cabochons and beads, vintage buttons, Amber and Fresh Water Pearls. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your commission.
Below are some of my ranges:
STUDS - Studs sit on the lobe on sterling silver or gold-plated posts/clips.
S1. Cabochon Studs - Seed Beads - A round or oval gemstone cabochon sewn around with Japanese seed beads.
S2. Cabochon Studs - Cube beads - As above, but sewn around with Japanese cube beads.
S3. Cabochon Studs - Fringed - As above with symmetrical or assymetical fringes of the length of your choice.
S4. Cabochon Studs - Loops - As above with Loops underneath.
DROP EARRINGS - These all hang below the lobe on sterling silver or gold-plated ear-wires.
D0. Single Drops - Any length from 1.5 cm to as long as you like! (no pictures currently)
D1. Brick Stitch - Rectangles - Rectangular-shaped earrings using cube or seed beads.
D2. Brick Stitch - Triangles - Triangular-shaped earrings using cube or seed beads.
D3. Brick Stitch - Fans - Fan-shaped earring usings Japanese cube beads.
D4. Brick Stitch - 3D Cubes - Little 3D cubes made with Japanese cube beads, can have single drop beads beneath.
LARGER CHANDELIER TYPE EARRINGS - These all hang below the lobe on sterling silver or gold-plated ear-wires.
C1. Fringed Cabochons - With a round or oval cabochon top similar to a stud, with additional fringing.
C2. Looped Cabochons - With a round or oval cabochon top similar to a stud, with a loop beneath.
C3. Brick Stitch - Fringed - Triangle or diamond shaped top with any length of symmetrical or asymmetric fringe.
C4. Peyote Stitch - Fringed - Peyote spiral stitch tubular top with fringing, generally 5/6/7 fringes.
Popular gemstones cabochons include: Abalone, Amber, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Blue/Brown Goldstone, Breciatted Jasper, Carnelian, Green Amber, Green Onyx, Haematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Mother of Pearl, Sodalite, Turquoise. Austrian Crystal foil-backed glass cabochons are also available in round and oval shapes and a range of colours.
Cabochon sizes range from 6 - 15mm diameter for round, and 6 x 8mm, 8 x 10mm, 10 x 14mm and 13 x 18mm for ovals.
9ct gold findings are available on request