These are some exceptionally nice Akoya pearls and I wanted to do something special with them. I decided to set them in the center of a flower shape. To do this, I used a technique I used to use when decorating cakes with fondant flowers. I used a round tool to thin and feather the edges of the clay before shaping.
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Flower dimensions: 0.75" diameter
Overall length of the earring: approximately 1.5"