This time my two pairs are very much variations on a theme. I bought two sets of these great porcelain petal earring pairs from Nancy Schindler of Round Rabbit. I was a little nervous when I bought them due to their size. I was worried that they would be too heavy for earrings, but decided that worse case scenario would be that I would have four pendants. I need not have worried, when I opened my package of goodies from Nancy I was surprised by how light they were...hooray!
So often when I buy beads, I do so without any clear idea of how I will use them. (I'm not the only one who does this, right??) Well, not this time! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these lovely petals. I saw in my minds eye little dangles with Vintaj brass foliage bead caps and Czech glass rondelles. So, without further ado, here they are!
The first pair features some yummy raspberry colored glass beads. It's a little hard to see the clear color in photos, but it works nicely with the crackle turquoise and red glazes on the porcelain. I went for some contrast instead of my usual monochromatic leanings.