I'm pretty torn with my newest pair of earrings. I made a fun pair of gold wire-wrapped middle eastern-inspired earrings, but can't decide what color stone to showcase.
Turquoise (dyed howlite) stones?
Or red (coral) stones?
I just can't decide which I like better. I love the size of the turquoise beads within the gold frames and I think the turquoise better matches my style, but I love the bright pop of red from the coral beads and the coral beads are also a might less heavy. Luckily, it's easy to switch out the beads, as I didn't permanently attach them to the frames. Below is the best close-up I could get, although unfortunately it doesn't show how the focal beads dangle freely from the frames.
I had fun making these. I didn't go into the process with a specific design in mind; I just created a piece here and a piece there, then started wrapping everything together. Even the loops around the bottom of the frame are handmade--they're part of one long, continuous wire piece that I wrapped directly to the lower frame. The photos below give you a better perspective of the different sizes of the beads within the frames.
I think the red is going to win (mostly because the turquoise beads make the earrings pretty heavy). I don't wear a lot of red and none of my red items are in a style similar to these earrings, but I think this will be a good opportunity to pair some new colors together.
Which version is your favorite?
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