||As brooches continue to be an important element in wedding jewelry along with vintage-style components, it's only natural that the two combine in a pair of shoulder-duster earrings that are dripping in elegance and style. Shoulder-dusters can be worn with a variety of dress styles and look especially dramatic with up-dos.
This particular design features butterfly cameos mounted inside filigree cabochon settings to create the look of a brooch, and incorporates carnelian and sterling silver links with silver-plated chain and faceted carnelian nuggets. Matching brooches with loops, or revamped clip-on earrings, can also substitute for the cabochon settings.
The techniques used in this design are opening and closing jumprings and making simple loops (see below for how-to links).