In honor of my recent trip to Oregon, I'm showing off two pairs of earrings made with some of the beads I bought in Bend. They are from Larissa Spafford Designs, a talented lampwork artist based right there in Bend. I bought several sets of her beads, but for this week I'm doing two different designs from the same set of little dark red beads with silver paired with jet colored crystals. I think that red, black, and silver are just yummy together!
First up, I paired the little dark ruby beauties with Vintaj arte metal Flourish Petal pieces that I highlighted with a sanding block to bring out the silver color in the raised portions.
I have one more set of the red lampwork beads... which pair should I make another set of? Or should I do something else entirely? I'd love to get your thoughts!