we dance? were probably Fred Astaires most favorite
three words! I have always considered Mr. Astaire (1899
1987) to be the best dancer that I have ever had the pleasure
of watching. A dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor,
his career lasted over 75 years! His dancing partners were many,
including his sister, Adele, but the most famous partnership
was with the beautiful Ginger Rodgers. These two amazing performers
dazzled audiences with their charisma and chemistry on stage
and film, and of course, theyre incredible dancing.
As I was designing
these earrings I kept thinking that the technique was like dancing,
around and around, and in perfect harmony with the materials.
It didnt hurt that I was watching Holiday Inn (1942)!
A peyote stitch
bezel surrounds a Swarovski pearl and connects to the ear wires.
Attached to the pearl bezel is a flat circular peyote stitch
disc that is embellished with cup chain. This component adds
movement and sparkle to this beautiful pair of earrings. When
a plan comes together, beautifully, it does make you feel like
doing the happy dance, so Shall We Dance?
Skill level: Intermediate.
very light, 2 1/2" tall from top of ear wire to bottom of
disc. Disc is 1" wide.