Earrings are fun to make. Not only are there all kinds of styles (see my Earring Design Ideas hub), there are also different beads you can use to spice up the designs.

Pat knew that and found two kinds of beads in Debbie's (Widget's Beads) collection for the two earrings she made at a workshop.

Her first pair features black faceted beads with metallic coatings on the edges making it a simple but elegant design. She used bi-colored crackle beads for the second pair which I believe was going to be a gift.

Crackle beads are glass beads which have been heat stressed.  If you want to try making your own, check out the tutorial link below.

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