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Purple has been my favourite colour for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I had a dark purple carpet, purple flower curtains, lilac walls and a purple bedspread in my bedroom - I loved it!

When it comes to buying beads I'm always drawn to the purple ones and sometimes have to tell myself no. I didn't manage it when I saw these dyed purple freshwater pearls on Lima Beads though and ended up buying them! They are lovely, quite small (5mm) but a real electric purple and very shiny.

I decided they would look great with oxidised sterling silver so I made these disc earrings last week using my new larger size disc cutter, slightly thicker sheet silver than usual (the price of silver these days!) and the pearls. I cut a hole in the disc slightly off centre then texturised and domed them, added the pearls, into LOS, cleaned and polished and ready to be photographed.

I always find silver a bit tricky to photograph due to the reflection - they can turn out too bright or too grey depending on the angle but a bit of trickery with a piece of white card, which in other words means me holding said piece of white card at different angles to reflect some light onto them, normally sorts it out! I think they're rather glamourous and they will be appearing in my Folksy shop later today.


  1. Oh so very pretty with the hand made balled headpins and all such a nice added touch ttfn L:)

  2. These are lovely! So good to see your new purple. :-)

  3. They are gorgeous! My favourite colour is purple too x

  4. Thank you!
    If I could have found a purple one last time I changed my car I would've bought it! I had to settle for kiwi green instead :D


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