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Day 71. Just out of curiosity, do you prefer the way the earring on the left goes from smallest to largest bead? Or do you prefer the earring on the right that goes from largest to smallest bead? I must confess, my plan for the earrings was the earring on the left, but when I tried it the other way, I preferred the one on the right! It’s one of the reasons I love this challenge, because it’s gets designs out of my head and into reality, where things can sometimes end up different from what I had planned. These earrings feature a variety of recycled glass beads made from wine and champagne bottles.

Which way do you prefer?

Day 71. Just out of curiosity, do you prefer the way the earring on the left goes from smallest to largest bead? Or do you prefer the earring on the…

Slightly more curly earrings

Day 70. Slightly more twist in this pair of earrings, featuring beads made from a Banrock Station wine bottle.

Long, curly Bombay Sapphire Gin earrings

Long, curly Bombay Sapphire Gin earrings

Day 69. You guys probably knew I was going to make these before I did! Thanks for the lovely feedback on the Hendricks Gin – Limited Release earrings from Saturday,…

Day 68. Yesterday I made 8 pairs of triangle earrings featuring all sorts of recycled glass beads for my newsletter. These earrings are all available in my online shop. Today I am enjoying a day off by the river. It’s a gorgeous day. Hope you are having fun wherever you are.

Triangle Earrings

Day 68. Yesterday I made 8 pairs of triangle earrings featuring all sorts of recycled glass beads for my newsletter. These earrings are all available in my online shop. Today…

Long, dangly, curly silver earrings with Hendrick Gin - Limited Release bead

Long, dangly, curly silver earrings with Hendrick Gin – Limited Release bead!

Day 67. Always stoked when an idea in my head turns out even better in real life! I had messed around with this idea last year, and never felt like…

green recycled glass earrings

Old ideas…new glass

Day 66. Old ideas, new glass. Make sure you scroll down to see the bottle that these earrings came from!! I love it when people give me their old bottles,…

Blue and Green Frit earrings with a pop of silver

Blue and Green Frit earrings with a pop of silver

Day 65. I added a little silver sparkle in between the beads today. I like how it makes everything pop a little bit more.

Seeing an idea through to some new ideas…

Day 64. Sometimes it’s nice to take an idea and try it a few different ways, because I actually love this shape, and I don’t use it often enough in…

Blue and Green Frit earrings

Blue and Green Frit earrings

Day 63. So following on from yesterday, I thought I would try adding frit to other shapes! I like the contrast in these earrings.

Yellow and Purple frit earrings

Yellow and Purple frit earrings

Day 62. I was on the torch yesterday, and I started thinking about beads I used to make that I don’t make any more. And I remembered some beads that…

Gold Moet Champagne bottle earrings

Gold Moet Champagne bottle earrings

Day 61. You know when you buy special things, and then you don’t use them because they were quite expensive, and you think you will just save them for a…

Blue and Orange bird earrings

Blue and Orange bird earrings

Day 60. Well I guess this is what happens when I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about earrings…I take apart old necklaces and use the beads in slightly,…