These earrings I completed early this year, after making a similar pair for a friend’s wedding – hers was shorter and weighed twice less. My ears like to feel the weight of whatever I’m wearing, so I tend to make really long and fairly heavy pieces for myself.
These are made out of two types of garnet – on some photos you might notice that the top 3/4 of the earring has burgundy beads, while the botton 1/4 has a raspberry color (when hit by direct light). In shadow, or inside lighting, the burgundy beads actually look lighter than the raspberry ones.
The wire/headpins/chain I used for these earrings are gold filled, while the findings are gold.