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Stripe Long Fringed Beadwoven Earrings

Stripe Long Fringed Beadwoven Earrings
£45.00
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Description

A pair of extravagant long fringe earrings in uneven stripes. Please select the colourway you require from the drop down menu. Each pair is unique - I never repeat the same colour combinations so you can be certain that no-one else will be wearing them (even I won't have a pair).
These earrings are hand stitched using brick stitch and fringing beadweaving techniques to form a joyous eye-catching fringe below a triangular top. Each bead is individually picked up using a fine needle and specialist thread and either linked together and woven into a fabric like sheet to form the triangular top section (brick stitch) or picked up in long rows to make the long fringe. It's slow and painstaking work but the finished result is full of movement and life.
These earrings hang from a fine 925 sterling silver ear wire - I've selected a kidney shaped one for extra security here as they are quite lively in wear! The pink colourway are 2.5 cm (1") wide and 11cm (4.3") long (measured from the top of the ear-wire), and the red 2.5cm (1") wide and 10.6cm (4.2") long. They will arrive packaged in an hand made envelope, ready for you to give as a gift or enjoy yourself.
I can also usually custom make these in other colour combinations or lengths - please contact me to discuss.

Inspiration

After years of not really wearing or making earrings because they were covered by my shoulder length hair, lack of haircuts due to lockdowns and other restrictions means I now have long hair which is invariably scraped back into a scrunchie. Staring at my own head and shoulders on endless video call meetings and chats means I've become obsessed with the extravagant, colourful and characterful earrings I can now wear, and these and my other earrings in the collection are the result.
These earrings were inspired by some beautiful self-striped fabric which I've had forever and always loved. The contrast of the black and white fine stripes against larger, bolder bands of colour is really lovely, and in recreating it in beads I've been able to play with using contrasting finishes as well as colours - so you'll see I've sometimes used a matt opaque bead, or a metallic, or a silver lined or even a transparent bead to change the way the light plays on or through the beaded fringe.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sarah Cryer Beadwork within 1 day of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.60 £0.50

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