I have to say, it sure feels good to be working in my bead room again! It's been about 3 to 4 years that I had to put my designing on hold. But since I retired last November I've had time to get my house back in order and now I can work in my bead room again! Yeah!
I have quite a collection of gemstones and I find it hard to part with these beauties but on occasion I will make something with them and list them in my Etsy shop. This pair of earrings started with a thick piece of sterling silver wire that I formed into a G shape. I hammered the wire to give it some texture. It was then put it into a tumbler to strengthen the wire and to polish it. I took a very fine sterling silver wire and wire wrapped tourmaline gemstones in a variety of colors and tiny sterling beads around the wire. I left these earrings a bright silver to show off the brilliant colors of the stones.