Okay, this is a test. How often do Regina and Carin look at this blog? I made earrings as gifts for our craft club staff who kept the office running while we were on vacation, and I've decided that the first one to see these earrings gets to choose the one she wants. The largest bead on each earring was purchased from a small bead shop that sold mostly ceramic beads. These beads which look and feel like polymer clay beads are supposedly from Greece. I think that if you want to make earrings like these you could easily make the main beads from polymer clay. The smaller glass beads and the semi-precious ones are from the Ben Franklin Crafts bead department as are the silver plated findings. I'll be waiting for a comment from Carin or Regina.....who will be the first to pick her gift?