Clip Earring Stars as Beadweaving Necklace Focal

An outrageous earring makes a good starting point for a beadweaving.

At least that was my thought when I began working on this piece.

For starters, I married a pink flower earring to an interesting stone. Because my stone had an interesting shape, I cut two of the petals from the earring and echoed the pattern in my stitching.

The focal point for my necklace was created using Delica beads named Burly Rosewood Opal. The name spoke to coloring.

Once stitched, I lined the backside with silver leather and then beaded pink and gray pearls into the choker-style necklace.

How do you use your singleton earrings?