A few months ago I went to Bead Fest Wire in King of Prussia, PA, with my favorite bead nerd and mentor, Jen.  While there I took a class on basic wire wrapping, spent an inordinate amount of money on beads, had some beers and a great catch up with Jen and got to meet the ladies bringing us ArtBLISS - Jeanette and Cindy.  All around a great weekend of beady goodness.  While there I picked up this book which inspired the following pair of earrings:

I posted the picture of the earrings on my very first blog post, and had meant to put them on Etsy, but a weekend dinner with friends and a black outfit required that they become part of my own jewelry collection.  My friend Sarah, Beads for Busy Gals #1 customer, saw them on the blog and asked why they weren't on Etsy.  Ooops!  Of course the beads I used were found in a random stash I inherited, and I didn't have any more.  Darn - bead shopping required!  I ordered large square seed beads in opaque black, hematite black and black iris and tried to recreate the earrings.  Here is how they came out:

It's hard to see a difference in the beads in the picture - heck, it's even hard to tell with the naked eye - but it will give Sarah a couple options.  The other two pairs will go on Etsy shortly.

DON'T forget!  I am having a give away on the 4th of July.  Check out the details here.


  1. It was so fun to meet you at Bead Fest! And I agree...Denise's book is a wonderful inspiration. Your earrings are great...I can see wearing them all the time! No wonder they became part of your personal jewelry collection!

  2. Yay! I love that I was mentioned by name in your blog! Sorry you had to buy more beads to make the earrings for me - but they are wonderful and I love them!


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