Pretty blue snowflake beaded earrings. Made using white and aqua Japanese Miyuki seed beads with Swarovski bicone blue beads and pale blue Swarovski rivoli crystal. Each earring features one 14mm rivoli cyrstal encased in a seed bead bezel with 9 bicone beads surrounded by ‘petals’ of white seed beads. They look like flowers but the use of white and blue beads creates an icy snowflake feel. They are cool in many ways.
The earrings are attached to sterling silver fishhook earwires. These feel delicate and reflect the light brilliantly but are well made and sturdy.
Making jewellery from tiny seed beads takes a lot of time and patience. All the handmade beaded jewellery made by Lou McGill uses specialist beading thread or wire which is used on a beading needle to embroider beads of various sizes together or onto a backing. New stones and beads are always genuine Swarovski crystals and pearls, Japanese seed beads or Czech beads but she also re-uses stones, cabochons, crystals or beads from broken vintage jewellery. Recycling or upcycling old costume jewellery gives beautiful pieces or elements a new lease of life and a second opportunity to be worn and loved again.
Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
Measurements 3cm x 3cm. Each earring weighs only 3 grammes.