MADE TO ORDER
These unique hoop earrings start with a 2" hand forged Sterling Silver center which is hammered for texture and sparkle. I then begin stitching on the petite Delica beads with extremely durable Fireline thread, from one end to another, back and forth, building the pattern of colors to a solid edge, one row at a time. Sterling Silver jump ring and hand forged ear wires.
Due to the size of pattern I wanted to create, I decided to make these a "forward facing hoop" (a dangle earring) rather than a traditional through your ear hoop as they would very well get caught on your shoulders as you move and be uncomfortable...this style allows them to move around and not get in your way, lightweight and comfortable, these may become your new favorites! These are among the most complex earrings in my line!
I learned brick stitch over 20 years ago when I taught myself peyote stitch, loom work and beaded fringe, but this is a new variation of brick stitch for me; anchoring it to a solid frame, complex color patterns and building out complex shapes to create something different than I had ever done before! I absolutely love the result and the many hours involved in creating these just seem to fly by as I'm stitching away!
Brick Stitch is completely different than Peyote Stitch: Peyote Stitch results is a soft supple piece of beadwork that moves and bends; earrings are soft and flexible, rings are supple and comfortable and cuffs just melt onto your wrist. Brick stitch done this way (anchored onto a solid frame the correct way or the "long way" one row at a time) results in a solid/stiff piece of beadwork; perfect for holding the shape of the hoops, very durable, the beads do not fold or flop over, they are extremely secure... and as with all my pieces they are built to last!
Total length from ear wire to bottom is approx. 3" and approx. 2.5" at the widest point
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