Thursday, July 28, 2011

Custom design Etsy earrings

Before I made my first pairs of earrings, I was searching around Etsy for some new bling.

I liked this pair:

But I have quite a few pairs of pearl earrings already. I thought it would be nice to replace the pearls with some onyx drops like these.

I contacted the seller of the earrings about the modification but I didn't receive a reply. Then I remembered Wellstrung, the Melbourne-based Etsy seller I bought from last year. I sent her the request and she took up the challenge.

A few days later Bernadette came back with some designs. I was blown away by how beautiful they were!

I'm not sure why Bernadette used turquoise drops in the first design but I was so glad she did. I have been looking for something like that for AGES. There are a few pairs in my Etsy favourites - maybe she saw those? Anyhow I love the drops but I thought the earrings looked a bit too long, so I asked Bernadette to remove the circle in the middle. And voilà, a beautiful pair of earrings were born.

She created a mock up with a red drop too. Beautiful, but my heart was set on the turquoise. Someone snap them up!

And here's the second design.

I love love love the top part of the design with the 2 circle and the black sphere suspended in the bigger circle. So I asked Bernadette to remove the bottom part.

How pretty are they?

I thought the drops were sitting a bit too low, so I asked Bernadette if she could use the same type of fitting as the photo I sent her initially. She said yes but she had to order the parts.

A few weeks later Bernadette told me they were ready and sent me a photo of the finished product.

They are just perfection! I was in love.

I was so excited when they arrived at work. And I was right to be - they were even more beautiful in person.

And here are the model shots :-D

I am so chuffed with the earrings. A big thank you to Bernadette for her beautiful designs and for being such a lovely seller to deal with. Do yourself a favour and check out her Etsy store!


  1. Ms C they're beautiful! I especially love the black ones. Thanks for the link, I'll go and check her out! x

  2. Adore the turquoise ones, how gorgeous/perfect will they be come summer <3

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