Earring Tales: Seaglass Set

Note to self: brick stitch with 6-lb. Fireline may not be the easiest way.

Seaglass Set4

I thought the pendant would need to be stiffer and stronger than an earring, given it might have more stresses on it when worn than a dangling ear ornament. So… I stitched it together with Fireline.

This took forever. As in, as much time it would have to put together another pair and a half of earrings, at least. Completely ruined at least one beading needle. Sore fingers. Ow.

In the future I think I should just put it together with Nymo like an earring, then do an extra thread pass with Fireline around the edges and through the loop for strength.

But it did work. And I think my revised pattern for the larger piece came out fairly proportional. So all told, it came out well.

 

Seaglass Earrings and Pendant.

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10 thoughts on “Earring Tales: Seaglass Set

  1. Waaahhhh! It’s soooo pretty! I really never expected you to make the first pendant part of a set (should’ve figured) but it’s beautiful!

    You should definitely try making more sets in the future, maybe as holiday specials?

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    1. Actually the very first pendant I made was blanketflower colored and went to one of my beta readers, who also sometimes beta-tests new jewelry designs. πŸ™‚ I always make sure I get things tested for durability and wearability first.

      And I put a pic of the blanketflower in the next post. πŸ™‚

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      1. I saw the trial pendant! I’ve never seen an blanketflower, but it must be pretty.

        I hope the next pendant is easier on your fingers. I get hand cramps easily with my writing hand, so I know how annoying it is to have your dominant hand incapacitated.

        Soaking your hand in warm water or having a warm compress on it helps for me. Or having a medical patch (I don’t know how to describe it) applied, if you don’t want it wet and having to stay still-ish.

        Wishing you well for Pearl of Fire!

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