Step Right Up For…

The Greatest Show on Earth! That was the famous line the Barnum and Bailey Circus coined. I loved going to the circus as a child…the colorful costumes, clown antics, balancing acts and all the other attractions constituted major excitement and wonder! While rummaging in my stash, I found a treasure trove of tiny ivory-colored elephants that I had purchased at Bead & Button years ago. I just knew that I had to create something circus-themed so I made a pair of earrings that I’ve titled “Big Top”. Bright red, blue and yellow Delica beads are used in the dome and metallic bronze bugle beads comprise the fringe…all contribute to the feeling of a carousel! I’ve added several shrink plastic components upon which the elephants pose. Measuring 2.5″ long, the earrings are very lightweight and did you know that elephants with trunks that point upward are said to bring good luck? Double win!! Next week, I’ll be writing the tutorial and beading another pair in a second colourway. I’ll let you know as soon as tutorials and kits are listed in my Etsy shop! Oh, and I’ll have some of these darling little elephants listed in my shop as well! Stay tuned!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on September 26, 2020.

One Response to “Step Right Up For…”

  1. […] been working on the tutorial for my “Big Top” Earrings design this past week and all was going swimmingly, until I had to take a few more process photos. […]


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