Friday, May 3, 2013

Earring Jackets

I've finished two pairs of earring jackets and started another. The photos really don't do justice to the colors of the threads or the beads. The peach and royal blue pairs were inspired by Jennifer Williams' Two-Layered Flower. I used one of my favorite earring patterns and added that second layer using Jennifer's technique.
The one lone variegated earring jacket you see is made from Rachel Colvin Jackson's Simple Celtic Earrings. I left off the picot for attaching a wire and will wear them as earring jackets for post earrings. This one required I get out my tatting needles and refresh my rusty skills. I found it was rather like riding a bicycle. The movements came back to me very quickly. As I write this, I've only completed one piece. I look forward to playing with this one a bit more. 

My thanks to both Jennifer and Rachel. I've enjoyed playing with your techniques and see many possibilities for them.

8 comments:

God's Kid said...

Those are awesome!!! And I really love the peach color!!! :)

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Ladytats said...

those look very nice and will look amazing paired with a set of posts.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Very pretty! I especially like the swirled pattern.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you. I wore the blue pair this week. The layered look is so much more effective than my picture illustrates. I'm enjoying them.

Margarets designer cards said...

Love your earrings, very pretty designs
Margaret

Bonnie said...

super cute idea

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