Thursday, August 30, 2012

Freedom Friday: Dangle Earrings

Today is the second in a series of designs I'm showing of the pieces I'm creating with Nina Design materials. 

I love these bronze bubble links from Nina. I thought about including multiple stones from each of the loops, but these bubble links really need to stand on their own.

I decided to hang a setting from the bottom loop to accentuate the design. I paired them with a small square majapahit spacer, also from Nina, two wave brush gold discs and multiple gold chain. I love the wave discs; their shape reminds me of potato chips! I gave the discs an extra twist to show off the flare in their waves. 

I used a double wire loop (tutorial on double wire loop here) with a fine gauge gold fill wire (26g GF) which gives me a lot of flexibility to wrap the wire. Lastly, I used a kidney wire for the setting as I wanted to give some length to this design. 

I don't normally use only metal for my settings as I am forever looking to add beads to almost anything and everything I make. But I like how these look with all the various types of gold sheen.

The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author. 

21 comments:

Kashmira Patel said...

These, for some reason, make me think of Arabian Nights :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Yes, me too! The gold and the swirling design make these just right for the Sultan's wife :)

Donna Heber said...

So beautiful and the circles sparkle in the light. Very classy!

gene bernice said...

Fabulous design!! I like the gold shine accessories.


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Miss Val's Creations said...

These are gorgeous!!! I love the bubble findings! There is something classy about all metal findings. I think it makes the pieces appear dressier!

The Artful Diva said...

Lovely earrings!

Marcela Gmd said...

So beautiful!!!! thank you for your friendship!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
I love, love, love the earrings. I not always a fan of gold, but these apeal to me.
Therese

Patti Van said...

You were spot on to keep these as "metal on metal"! These are beautiful!

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Stefania said...

So beautiful!!

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New End Studio said...

I do like the bubble, and the spacer plus the terrific textured potato chips are great. This all metal earring is ideal.

BeadedTail said...

I saw those and thought of Mickey Mouse! But then again, I'm a Disney addict! Good idea to let the bubbles stand on their own!

Katherines Corner said...

very pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

Plami said...

you're getting better and better! These are absolutely gorgoeus!

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Caron Michelle said...

I'm enjoying this series of designs, keep them coming!

Plami said...

Have a fabulous week dear! :)

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Introverted Art said...

oh these are fierce. I love them

Plami said...

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Lyosha said...

very beautiful! lovely earrings! I'm inlove!

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Alicia said...

Cynthia - these earrings are gorgeous! I love circles and dangles :)

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