As soon as I saw the earring posts that I used for these blue banded agate earrings, I had to have them. I loved how they had two segments and loved the design on them. It wasn’t until they arrived that I realized how very close together the holes for dangles were at the bottom. I was thinking 3 or 4mm beads or bugle beads were going to be it. I love 3 and 4mm and bugle beads, but not for this.
I left the earring posts out on my work table kind of like soup simmering on the back burner. And the idea came to me that perhaps I could use a larger bead in the center as long as I kept the two surrounding beads really small. I like the results and think I ended up with a very nice design. The blue, copper and silver colors work together nicely too. I think all silver tone would not have been as interesting.