Manisha Earring — Czech
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.
This piece is a lovely mix of Picasso beads, Japanese glass seed beads and Czech. I begin with the top diamond shape using three colors of seed beads. I finish the last corner with an unusual Czech glass bead, white with a Picasso finish. The Picasso finish give the bead an organic feel. Then I start on the bottom 3/4 circle with more Picasso colored beads. I attach it to the diamond and reinforce it all around.
VERY light weight for the size, after all is mostly glass and thread. 2.5 is inches from the top of the hook to the bottom and 1.5 across at the widest point. Antique brass ear wires finish the look.