Next I’ll be posting a batch of earrings made with post findings – I’ve a love/hate relationship with them. Posts look very neat, and feel nice if the earring is light. I tend to make pretty heavy earrings however, so I either have to pinch the earring really tight or worry about it tilting and sliding open. I think almost all of the following batch will do nicely with fish hook findings, so I will eventually replace them. (I’ve never worked with lever-backed and kidney findings, though I imagine both of those would work as well. Here’s a reference for earring findings, in case you’re interested: http://www.jewelry-and-polymerclay-tutorial-heaven.com/jewelry-findings.html#axzz2SnCdwWYg)
These were really simple to make, the hardest bit being trying to choose matching beads – a feat I only barely accomplished. The end result is sufficient, though – while they are different widths (fatness), their length is the same – not a large visual difference.
These are silver and chalcedony – I think this color, while closer to the naturally occurring, is still a dyed color. The natural color goes something like this: http://www.gemselect.com/chalcedony/chalcedony-326621.php Maybe I got lucky though – as you’ll see, the earrings are a translucent milky color, remind me of a slightly overcast sky.