Often beaders decide to add another matching piece to their first design. A set is called a parure in jewelry terms. So here is another part of Ruth's parure of black jewelry ( see her necklace in Beader design #65).

It's important to tie in some similar elements in order to get a set. In Ruth's case, she used the same large focal bead - the flat round black with white splashes - and metal bead. But as this are earrings, she added a black shell dangle for extra interest.
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