In my series of chandelier variations on a diamond melee hoop earring, I wanted to include a pearl drop variation.  I love the classic look of diamonds with white pearls.  The challenge was to create a drop design that complemented the style of the melee diamond hoop.  I decided to use a pear-shaped pearl to echo the diamond briolette and give unity to the earring, rather than focusing on repeating the melee pattern:

Colored Pencil and Gouache Diamond Hoop Earring with Pearl Drop by Joana Miranda

I think the result is very interesting and quite different from the previous chandelier designs.  The last two designs in this series (to be published tomorrow and Sunday) look again to geometric patterns for inspiration.


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