Wednesday, 23 June 2010

earrings for Azzurra 2


This is one earring of the second pair of earrings I designed for my friend Azzurra, with the beads she gave me.
I worked very hard to find a satisfying solution for the read irregular coral beads.
But I think she will like this!
Some technical information: As we are working with thread and this is not stiff, I needed some technique to make it stay. So I used a bit thicker wire, which I took double around, and knottet around it to create the inner ring of the outer round. So this holds good.
The inner ring is surrounded by a maltese ring, whereby the inner beads are the center ring of the maltese ring. This holds good.
The upper piece with the earring finding is also partially worked on the same wire, but not taken double. Here the wire goes from the side through the red beads and the to the other side.

14 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, WOW. Oh even bigger WOW. That's stunning. Wonderful colours and wonderful design.

Beelizabeth said...

It's very pretty! I love what you've done with the irregular beads. I have wanted to try to use some of my rock chip beads in my tatting to see if they would look good. This gives me a little encouragement to try.

Isdihara said...

The earring is GORGEOUS! Really, really lovely. If you ever decide to sell a pair, I will rush to be first in line.

Karen said...

Azzurra should be very happy with these earrings. As always, you've designed a very lovely, special piece. Thank you for showing us. Karen in OR

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Indeed your friend WILL like these gorgeous earrings!!! Just magnificent! Your work is fabulous!

I somehow missed seeing your tutorials in April about your other spectacular earrings. I have to admit I'd have to put my 'heavy thinking' cap on to make them, but that's my own problem - not yours! You have taken the time to show every detail. It is most appreciated, and I see that others have successfully copied them.

I very much admire your ability to design so many beautiful things, and it's so wonderful that you're blogging again!

Sharon D. said...

I love this earring.

Fox said...

Stunning.
Fox : )

God's Kid said...

Beautiful! :)

Marta said...

Impressive! Truly holiday and summer design.

Marty said...

Perfectly gorgeous! It's amazing how well you've fit in those irregularly shaped beads. Your designs never cease to amaze me.

Loredana said...

These earrings are just beautiful!!! Why do you mention "Maltese ring" etc? I come from the island of Malta. Your blog is wonderful!

ilene1232 said...

Absolutely beautiful. I think that it is one of the best tatted earring I've seen. Please keep us posted should you ever publish the pattern!

Arlene said...

I needed an "Iris Fix" !! Soooo good as usual. Can not wait to buy new book. Wonderful design, Iris

Joschaocchi said...

Ein wunderschöner Ohrring.
Die Farben passen wunderbar. Ein wunderschönes Muster von der exelenten Designerin Iris.
Johanna