The glass beads at the bottom of these earrings are made by glass bead makers encasing gold or silver foil within beads. The most famous of these are Venetian glass foil beads and the inclusion of the foil just make the beads sparkle. I used clear glass beads here, but when foil is used under colored glass, the colors become even more rich and vibrant. They are hard to resist.
I accented the gold foil beads with some bead weaving in my favorite stitch – square stitch. It’s a stitch I find to be very versatile and despite the name, you can make much more than squares. In this case however, I did do squares in rich golden and deep pink tones. Exquisite earrings waiting to adorn the right ears.