My best friend’s favorite place to go is Hobby Lobby. So today we were in Tulsa, and had to stop by. She wanted to make earrings, so my interests were spiked. I had previously bought some silver leaves.
I bought some chandelier earring hooks at Hobby Lobby today and decided I wanted to take my leaf earrings in a different direction. The actual hooks are sterling silver and were 50% off so they were about $3.99. The chandelier base was also $3.99.
I decided to go with a Choctaw design. The Choctaws wear a necklace with their regalia called a collar necklace. These necklaces are handmade and take numerous hours. It’s a lace type of design done with seed and cylinder beads. I have personally made one of these necklaces and it took FOREVER! But it was so amazing in the end!
You make a base string of beads to make the design.
After, you start the diamond design with the cylinder beads. This process isn’t hard but time consuming. (and EXTREMELY frustrating if one of your cylinder beads cuts the string… And you have to start all over, yes this did happen to me) this is the finished beading part of the earring.