With the arrival of new supplies, one can hardly not be inspired. I purchased a few new rhinestones from Etsy and a strand of Opalite gemstones from Artisan Whimsey's Destash Event. I did not realize at the time how beautiful the gemstones are, as pictures do not do them justice. After they arrived, I decided to research them a little and discovered that they are an "all around healing stone". I also discovered that there seems to be two different forms of "Opalite", one is a man-made type, and the other is an actual gemstone that is made up of opalized dolomite and fluorite. The drops I purchased are gemstones and not man-made glass. I have made a few pair of earrings from them.
The first pair I designed with beautiful bright orange rhinestones, wire-wrapped to the Opalite drops and embellished with golden rings. They remind me of a summer sunset.
The next pair are wire-wrapped to golden freshwater pearl coins and light Topaz Cubic Zirconia. They remind me of a warm summer day at the beach.
The third pair are wire-wrapped to Swarovski Light Turquoise crystals and drop from delicate silvertone chain. They remind meof a bright blue sky.
Next are gorgeous glass rhinestones I found on Etsy.
The first pair of earrings have a gorgeous pair of Blue Zircon rhinestones with Vintaj drops that are beautifully etched with a floral/vine pattern. Very elegant....
With the second pair of earrings I used beautiful fuschia rhinestone drops wire-wrapped to bright orange rhinestone, encircled by turquoise leather. Creamy white glass pearl drops tie the colors together. These earrings are so much fun - and beg to be at a summer party.
The third pair of earrings are simple and elegant. They have beautiful vintage Aqua rhinestones dropped from golden organic form ovals.
The final designs are vintage-boho style with filigree and rhinestones.
Well, it certainly feels good to be out from under my creative block. I hope you will find inspiration in these pieces. I will be listing them on Etsy at UrsyllaBs sometime tomorrow (6/2). Have a great weekend!