The newest design is a mixture of matte silver, galvanized silver and gunmetal seed beads. I think the crescent moon border gives this pair a stand-out style. The earring length is approximate 2 inches.
Please browse the AlexaSteve Etsy shop to see all designs ready to ship. Free shipping in the U.S.
The latest design for the AlexaSteve shop on Etsy. I took this design to the side for a stand-out style.
I suppose the design can be worn the opposite way, but I think it looks best the way it is displayed on the model below.
In working through design ideas in the past few weeks I am finding easier ways to assemble. I have come to the conclusion that some designs will be limited editions and others will be replicated and available for custom orders. This one will be on the list for a custom order.
I have contemplated a new blog site for AlexaSteve, but for right now, I intend to combine shop updates for Preserve Studio and AlexaSteve on this site. When time allows and this shop catches on I will contemplate the next steps.
A bespoke pair of earrings using silver and matte yellow seed beads. Once I began incorporating the matte yellow I began to doubt my decision, but I stayed the course. I added only one row to avoid having the color dominate the silver. It worked out just fine. Swarovski makes a beautiful Sun Flower Yellow Rivoli.
I am having fun with changing up the color schemes of my original design. I have also found ways to improve the connection to the bezel with a double row on the front and back.
The arrival of a new year prompted me to reassess my efforts and future creative desires.
I have opened a new Etsy shop for my new line of earrings. The shop is called AlexaSteve. This shop is offering earrings with a flavor of elegance. Because of the distinct style I thought it was best to market these designs in their own venue.
I have 8 pairs of earrings listed in the shop as of today. Here are three samples of what I am offering. I am hoping to reach a new audience looking for unique statement earrings. I have been wearing my pair that are similar to the first picture with jeans and business attire. Either way, they are awesome eye catchers.
What's next? I am consolidating my efforts now that I have 4 Etsy Shops. I am closing www.preservejewelry.etsy.com that housed only sterling silver earrings. I have moved those listings to www.onebeadtwobead.etsy.com. I am finally fixing the crazy URL on this shop. A mistake I made several years ago when signing onto Etsy. It will change to www.preservestudio.etsy.com.
Last, but not least, I am keeping www.pjsannex.etsy.com for my Tutorials. I don't think I am finished in that area yet. So if this is confusing here is a summary of where to find me.
My latest addition of the leaf design with a 12M Swarovski rivoli. The leaf was made slightly larger to balance the larger rivoli. The delica bead colors are matte silver and galvanized silver. Between the rivoli and leaves I inserted a Swarovski crystal bicone for added sparkle. It's not apparent against the white background.
Two words for the outcome of this design - just gorgeous!