“Strictly Business” Earrings

I’ve called these Strictly Business because I think they’re a perfect flirty addition to a business wardrobe. The rutilated quartz (with tourmaline rutile, I suspect) looks totally black unless it’s against the light or close up, and black is always a stylish color. The hexagon shape is very elegant, I think – more so that other common shapes, like circles or triangles or even squares. Just picture the same earrings but with circles. Ugh – overwhelmed by repetition!

These are definitely getting a remake Β – with fish hook findings, and a smaller gauge wire – the current one was too thick, looks clumsy, and is just meh.


The current wire also seems to tarnish easily, faster than the findings and the chain.


Here you can see the rutile clearly.


I have a lot of rutilated quartz in my bead stack, it’s an easy stone to love – transparent except for needles of other mineral inside.


Look at that delicious shape…

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4 Responses to “Strictly Business” Earrings

  1. Sarah says:

    ooooooh i LOVE these too!!!!!!! the stones are so cool! i think they look great as is but i’m sure once you remake them i’ll be amazed that they look even more amazing! πŸ™‚


  2. Anya says:

    It’s fascinating… I looked at the photos of this entry at least three times, each time thinking “oooh, how pretty. I can totally see a business lady rocking these.” Then a day later I finally read your description, and how you mention that the wire is too thick. I looked over the pics again, and sure enough, now the wire looks kind of thick. But never for a second would have I thought that before! I’m going to make a mental note of this effect for myself when listing stuff in my Etsy shop πŸ˜‰


    • mimB says:

      As in – don’t point out blemishes, otherwise people will agree? πŸ˜€

      Actually, when I made them, I must have been low on thinner wire, but have thought that they looked fine? And when I wore them over the past two years, same thing – never noticed. But after taking photos of everything… the thinner the wire, the more seamless the wire wrapping looks, it seems – I’m guessing that from now on, I’ll try sticking to 28 – 30 gauge wire.


      • Anya says:

        Yup — don’t point out the blemishes πŸ˜‰ Some things need to be disclosed, such as cracking, chips, etc. But elements of style? It’s beautiful and that’s it πŸ˜› Don’t love it, don’t buy it πŸ˜‰ (or return it, that’s ok too). Of course I’m wearing my seller hat here.


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