Thursday, September 19, 2013

Back with some earrings for the day...

It's been awhile since I have been able to sit down and make some earrings.  I need to get my creative juices going again, because I have had a really busy summer!

The donut beads in black are obsidian and very smooth.  I normally use the Snowflake Obsidian, but this worked for what I wanted to do tonight.  I used sterling silver findings for the fish hooks, but ended up using black plated metal findings for the bottom.

I wanted to use the peridot chipped beads in different shades of green and of course silver for the top base.

I started out with the earrings being in all silver, but it didn't seem to work if I wanted to use the Obsidian donut bead for each earring.

 The black metal plated findings were longer and seem to look better overall.

The finished product with the black background....

And without....

Obsidian is a protection and fighting stone.  Thus known to be a shield.  It promotes insight and helps people adapt to positive change.  Change is always a good thing, difficult for some, but there are always lessons to learn in change.  It can be scary too, but always the best tool for personal growth! Change can make you a better and stronger person if you do not resist it.  Peridot is a stone that promotes love and money.  Also hits the breaks on jealousy and envy.  Those two traits can kill the spirit........The saying "Green with envy." is ironic in a way when you think about the true meaning of Peridot.

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