Hemimorphite Beaded Bead Earrings

Designer Jewelry - Hemimorphite Beaded Bead Earrings
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I had made bracelets based upon the pattern written by Jenjen Bai and published by Bead & Button Magazine that used beaded beads. Wanting earrings to match, I designed these. These earrings combine hemimorphite stone beads, tiny dark green metallic hex beads, and Aurum Swaroski crystals for a sophisticated look. The stone druk beads, with Miyuki 15/0 beads and Aurum Swarovski crystals have an entirely different look, and match a bracelet for sale here.

Combining stones, crystal, and high-quality seed beads creates a blended design. The stones are 6mm hemimorphite stone druks and are used in the beaded beads. The dangle at the bottom of the earring is a large 8mm Aurum Swarovski crystal bicone.

Hemimorphite is a zinc silicate, and the stone was named hemimorphite because of the hemimorph development of its crystals. This unusual form, which is typical of only a few minerals, means that the crystals are terminated by dissimilar faces. Metaphysical healers know this stone as one that assists in self transformation, personal evolution, and maintaining and/or regaining health.

The beaded beads in these earrings also use 4 mm Aurum Swaroski crystals. The tiny hex beads are high-quality Miyuki 15/0 seed beads with a green metallic finish. Along with the stone beads, these different sized beads are woven together using 6 lb. test crystal Fireline, a beading thread known for its durablity and strength. Once the beaded beads were created, I hung them on 20 gauge 14 kt gold-filled wires. The ball and post earring finding is also 14 kt gold-filled. Earrings measure 1 3/4" from the top of the ball and post finding to the bottom of the 8 mm Swarovski crystal. The earrings are lightweight enough to be worn all day and all night without taxing you.

Hemimorphite Beaded Bead Earrings


Want to make your own? The pattern is also for sale here .