When we think beads, we normally think of bracelets, anklets, hair ornaments and necklaces. What about beaded earrings? Well, earrings are mostly made of metal, enamel and precious stones, some of us think.
Fortunately, earrings don’t have to be fancy, or expensive, or made of just one extravagant material — or a combination thereof. You can be elegant without looking so metallic!
American Indians used to create very elaborate beaded jewelry for different purposes. Among them were dream catchers — ritual items placed on cradles and other sleeping areas in order to drive away bad dreams — and beaded earrings for the women. A common stone involved in the making of bead jewelry is turquoise, which is said to lend strength of conviction and character to the wearer.
Some beads are made of semi-precious stones, and as such make beaded earrings that are comparable to earrings made from other kinds of exotic materials — like hemp. Beads come in virtually every hue of the color spectrum, so it is no problem to find or make beaded earrings to catch one’s fancy.
To achieve the natural go for beaded earrings. They are certainly unique and attention-catching. Choose from a variety of multicolored or monochromatic designs, mix and match according to your clothing, and existing jewelry. If you already have bead necklaces or bracelets — or even beaded shirts! — Why not wear beaded earrings to match?
Beaded earrings are easily very colorful and elegant, with a touch of that old world charm. If you want a change from the traditional metal-and-stone ensembles in most jewelry outfits, beaded accessories are the way to go.
Beautiful beaded earrings designed by Miguel Ases
Miguel Ases, Inc. was founded by designer Miguel Ases in 1994. Inspired by the arts, Ases draws from the surreal and abstract. His combination of colors and new silhouettes are eclectic and boldly feminine. Each handcrafted piece is made to complement the wearer’s personal style, offering a look that is timeless, classic, and suitable for women of all ages. Through the intricate beading, sparkling crystals, and semiprecious stones, Miguel Ases strives to make the wearer feel effortlessly wonderful. The Miguel Ases Collection is proudly handcrafted in America. His artistry transforms 14K gold-fill, sterling silver, semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls & cultured pearls into brilliant pieces of jewelry.
These gorgeous beaded earrings are by Dana Kellin
Dana Kellin was founded in Los Angeles in 1994 by the company’’s namesake and her partner Elizabeth Kellin. Using an age-old wire-wrapping technique reminiscent of Victorian filigree, Dana Kellin took wire and stones and created something extraordinary. Where others dabbled, Dana Kellin excelled with artistry and attention to detail.
Dana’s intricate and original method of wire-wrapping–a technique that requires years of training–has only been perfected by a select group of in-house artisans. Time-consuming and painstakingly precise, it is more like a labor of love than a craft. The complex manufacturing process shows in the exceptional quality of the jewelry. The pieces are made to last and are coveted as keepsakes.
The collection is a striking mix of earthiness and glamour. Modern, stylish, wearable, refined, timeless, sexy and sophisticated are a few more of the adjectives commonly used to describe Dana Kellin jewelry. But perhaps the most defining quality is its uniqueness. Quite simply, there’s nothing like it.