Manisha Earring — Swarovski
Intricately woven and colorful invoking thoughts of sultry nights on the subcontinent. At least that is what I was going for when I stitched these. You can dress them up or wear them with a simple T-shirt and feel like a queen.
I begin with the top diamond shape using Japanese glass seed beads. I finish the last corner with an unusual Swarovski crystal. Then I start on the bottom 3/4 circle, again in seed beads and small faceted blue Czech beads for texture. I attach it to the diamond and finish with Swarovski turquoise pearl beads around the bottom for a rich look.
VERY light weight for the size, after all it’s mostly glass and a lot of thread. 3 inches from the top of the hook to the bottom and 1.75 across at the widest point. Antique brass ear wires.