I'll be watching you

 I found a few strand of beads that look like 'eyes'.  Oh the wheels are turning again..what can I make with these that are unique?  I had made an eye ring from a lampwork glass bead a few years ago which I love and wanted some earrings to match.  If you have seen Laura McCabe beadweaving you know she uses genuine glass eyes in some of her creations.  These are much smaller versions and they are glass.  The evil eye is a turkish symbol that is used in many cultures to ward off jealousy, bad thoughts etc..from a person.  Why not wear it on your ears and flaunt it almost at eye level too?

For this pair below I took it a different way.  I actually beaded around the 'eye' in an eye shape.  The corners are a little pointed on the two opposing sides..although this pic doesn't show it very well and I do love added chains and swarovski crystals.

My silver versions of the flowers I've been making.  You can see more of these in my previous postings.  I always use silver and gold when I make flowers and leaves.  People always ask "are they real silver?"..which of course I reply Yes, but they are beaded.


Spring Flowers

I'm having lots of fun making these little double petal flowers.  Using size 15's, I made a pendant for a simple leather cord and some earrings which I hung low to dangle about two inches below the ear lobe. 
I love using size 15' beads to make designs for earrings. They are more delicate than 11's and 8's.

Pink Poppy earrings and Pendant
 All of these crosses are actually just TWO crosses, but they are each reversible.   I love crosses and this was comprised of peyote, herringbone and netting stitches. 

One side of this cross features a rasberry rivoli with olive color delicas, while the other side features rasberry delicas and an olive color rivoli

This is a brand new design I have made up.  I call it "Bollywood Crescents" .  I've made so many combinations of colors of this one.  It's a favorite of mine now.
 Bollywood Crescent Earrings
Violet Poppy Earrings
Here's another flower earring...same pattern as the one above however I used only one layer of petals and added some chain and crystals for dangles


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