Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jack O' Lantern tube earrings

Last week I posted about two upcoming events: the Milwaukee Bead Show and classes I'm teaching at Terry's Treasures in King George, Virginia. If you missed that post and would like all the details, click here.

Today I sat down and made a pair of earrings for a class sample.  It was my first time stitching holiday tubes without putting them around a key, and I think they make very cute earrings!

You don't have to rub your eyes... the orange used in the earrings is brighter than the orange used in the pendant key I showed you last week.  I made these earrings using the brighter orange so I'd have samples of both opaque and transparent.

Here's a full-blown Tubed Key, or Not Tubed Key necklace with a Jack O' Lantern pendant using the transparent orange beads:

The difference is really striking.  The transparent orange is all laid back, saying, "Yo, this is what Halloween is all about, man."  The bright orange says, "HALLOWEEN IS COMING!!  I'M SO EXCITED!"

Ahem.  Sorry for all the screaming.

I'm glad I made these earrings and not just because I wanted a class sample and a sample of the bright orange.  While I stitched I made notes of things I want to make sure I don't forget to say in class.  I now don't have to try to remember how long the thread should be, how long the tail thread should be, and all sorts of things.  I'm all set for class!


  1. The earrings turned out great! I love the brighter orange. I am looking forward to your class!! I can't wait! Hugs, Karen

    1. Thanks, Karen! I can't wait to meet you in person! Hugs!