Inspired by a Bee earrings. Swarovski crystals, seed beads, gold chain. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Inspired by a Bee earrings

In a time, long, long ago, before the PANDEMIC, we used to retreat to the beach and spend 3 days doing the following:

  • not washing up
  • not cleaning ANYTHING
  • ignoring all family crises
  • not dealing with male nonsense
  • talking to like minded, intelligent women
  • making pretty things
  • having someone else cook for us
  • JUST HAVING TIME OFF FROM THE VAGARIES OF THE WORLD
  • shopping from the fabulous stores – every day!

While we are indulging in these delicious activities we are marveling at the astonishing pieces of beadwork provided for the annual Margaret Scovil Challenge.

2020 we just squeaked in. Our retreat was at the end of February. In March we were all in lockdown. Phew, just made it.

These earrings are part of the set I created for the 2020 Margaret Scovil challenge. They are bead embroidered with the following components:
14mm and 4mm Swarovski crystals, seed beads and gold chain. They are post earrings and will sit flat against your earlobe.

They are 2 1/4 inches long and the top bezeled crystal is just under an inch wide.

And no, you can’t have them, they’re MINE!

But I will put together a pattern at some time, and possibly even make some more for sale in different colours.