At least one, maybe both pair will be offered up in the earring swap at the Bead Retreat in Lake Tahoe.
For this first pair, I used small vintage Lucite cabs and added Czech and Japanese seed beads.
They are backed with dark green Ultrasuede.
Last (for now anyway) ...
Vintage Japanese glass cabs surrounded by gold and purple seed beads, gold ab fire polished beads accent the top.
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They are backed with gold Ultrasuede and measure about 1 1/2 inched from the bottom of the ear wire down.
On another note... have you donated yet to the second round of the Pink Artist project? This round - the quilt is the grand prize - it is an amazing display of artistry. And that's not all, there are an ABUNDANCE of runner up prizes. The raffle runs through October 15, so if you haven't purchased your 'chances' yet there is still time. It's easy, you can send a money order OR you can paypal a donation to Monica.
If nothing else... please check out the photos of the quilt and all the other works of art up for grabs - it's sure to bring a smile.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman