Liz used two styles of tiles to make her pair of earrings. The blue flat square tiles are dyed mother of pearl shell beads, whilst the rectangular and beveled burnished brass tags for the vintage effect. The vintage brass tabs help anchor the use of of brass beads and the brass lever back ear wires at the top.

To help "stage" such vintage style designs, I've been using scrapbooking paper which has old postcard pictures on them. The background does suggest these earrings were old even though they are modern creations. The sepia hues of such paper do a good job of highlighting the lovely colours of Liz's earrings.

Beader Design # : 361
The Beading Gem's Journal
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