I saw these little pea charms...they were too cute to pass by. I knew I had to make some earrings. So that was my plan when I bought them probably two years ago. I drug out my jewelry making box and got busy.
I went through a "phase" two years ago of making glass beads. I worked for about a year learning how to use the torch and I went to a local craft studio to use their equipment and their expertise as the equipment is rather pricey! Anyway, these black beads I made myself! I had a small plastic food container full of beads that I made, so while I was making jewelry I got them out and started putting them together!
These are not ones I made, but I thought they were pretty. I love pink and black together.
Here are more of the ones I made. I had enough to make a full necklace...
I learned all sorts of techniques and achieved various levels of expertise (or maybe just experience) in making these.
Some things I mastered, some techniques I never could grasp....I learned how to make square beads, but my squares would have five sides or they would be rectangles. I tried and tried to make two of a kind (any kind) for earrings and those two black beads in the second picture were as close as I got.
So these nonmatching beads in the necklace were perfect!
I put a cool clasp leaf and twig clasp on the necklace.
Very pretty in my favorite colors and very one of a kind!