Earring Tales: Amethyst Crystals

Upfront admission here: I look terrible in purple. As a color I love it, I just can’t wear it. So… this will have to be for someone who does look good in it.

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One of the nice things about this design is it uses pretty much the same basic stitch techniques as the “Apache-style” earrings with the drops that I also make. Ladder stitch, thread-hiding, Comanche stitch, and lots and lots of weaving in threads.

There’s two main difficulties in making this design.

First, it takes a lot of thread. Meaning you either work with 3-4 yards of Nymo (which wants to tangle around everything), or you end up splicing in a new thread partway through. Meh.

Second… it’s a lot of repetition. A lot. Hours and hours. I can do it a smidge faster now that I’ve made the pattern a few times, but it takes a while!

Can’t argue with the results, though. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Earring Tales: Amethyst Crystals

  1. The results are really pretty. That makes the hours and hours of repetition worth it.

    I based that opinion on doing my own craft projects. Current one involves satin stitching (the one where the pattern is filled in by the thread) which looks really pretty – and takes forever.

    Purple is one of my favorite colors too. I can wear the darker shades of it like royal purple. But the lighter shades are usually a no go. Largely because lighter shades tend to be pastels which I cannot wear at all (people ask me if I’m feeling unwell or coming down with something if I try).

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