I made the paper beads from red and gray paper then carved the bead to change the shape. I love to decorate the papers with black and metallic inks during the process as they add texture to the paper beads. Hematite beads give a bit of sparkle to the earrings and go well with the colors of the beads.
The ear wires were handmade from silver plated wire and were shaped to add another design element to the earrings.
The earrings, including the ear wires, are 1 3/4 inches long and 3/8 inches wide. They are light weight and very comfortable to wear. And they come with ear nuts in case you like to use them.
The beads were painted with an acrylic to protect them from wear, making them water resistant.