Starry night earrings

Starry night earrings - student project

I don't keep a lot of stones in stock so I had to find some to use, once I had found these pretty onyx stones I decided that stars might be a fun shape to match the night ness (!?) of the stone.

The stars could do with with around 1-2 mm smaller I feel but I am overall pleased with how they worked out.

 

The onyx are top drilled so I did a small wire wrap to secure and create the eye loop. There are 3 stars on each bead and they are domed, I did try to hammer to create texture but I only have metal doming punches so that knocked the texture out, wooden dome punches are on my rather long tool wish list!

 

Thanks for another great class Joanne!