Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Beader Design #14 : Holly's Pink Bead Earrings

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Holly loves pink. She also loves earrings. Voila! A pair of dainty and pretty earrings with large pink focal beads. She teamed these with smaller glass beads. The sterling silver stem was triple scrolled for interest.

Did you know that earrings were more favoured by English men than English women in the 16th century? At that time, women's hairstyles just did not allow for earrings unlike Spanish women who loved pendant style earrings. The men favoured either gold hoops or stones or pearls in their ears.

After that time, it became less and less fashionable for men to wear earrings although today, the tide seems to be turning a little.

Reference
Ernle Bradford (1967). Four centuries of European Jewellery. Spring Books.
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