Monday, July 30, 2012

Flies By Night

By special request, a new pair of fly earrings.

Hand hammered sterling silver ear wires, garnet bead heads, graphite black glass bodies, iridescent carnival glass wings and a jade bead for each butt. They're up in my Belvedere Etsy shop.

If you're a diy sort of person there's also a pair of fly beads available - ready for you to make your own buggy mischief with.

They are not easy little boogers to make. The wings are made off mandrel and then carefully added later to the bead. In this pic I am at the very last step - reducing the glass wings to bring out their iridescence.

Bug ideas from one of my bead sketchbooks.

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