Friday, August 10, 2007

One more pair!

Okay, so I lied last time when I said it'd be a while before I posted again! I had forgotten to post about these earrings, oops!

Pink and Shell earrings
shell drop and pink vitrail

These earrings are super cute. One of the things I always find myself doing with my jewelry is making pieces that aren't terribly complex, but work well to highlight the inherent beauty of the materials. I'm a total glass geek, so I often find myself just wanting to appreciate beads in themselves rather than actually using them in a piece. A nice compromise between admiring the beads and making jewelry out of them is to create jewelry to works to highlight the components. The shell in these beads is very pretty. They're nice and smooth and have a nice organic glow to them. Not quite sure if that's a good term, but it's all that I can think of for the moment. The pink beads are a nice way to add some color to these earrings without detracting from the natural simplicity and beauty of the shells. I know this style isn't for everyone, but I just love it!

Okay, this really will be my last post for a while. Well, unless I get more photos taken this weekend! We will see!


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Two more pairs of earrings!

More new pieces! (can you tell I've made a resolution to update more? ;-) )

Clover and Pearl earrings
clover pearls

I love these earrings. I've been making these clover bits for ages. I think it's probably one of the first 'fancy' things most wire workers learn to make, so making them is a very 'zen' kind of experiece for me. Although they are simple, I love how they look in jewelry. I bought these pearls a bit ago and I thought they'd be perfect for a pair of earrings with a silver clover. I think I was right and I hope you like them too! So pretty!

Pearls and Shells earrings
pearls and shells

I fell in love with both of these beads when I received them. I can't even describe how beautiful the pink shells are. The translucency is so beautiful and I really wish I wore anything that would match these earrings. Alas, I look much better in browns and oranges than I do in such pretty pinks! However, I know there are other people who would look smashing wearing such beautiful earrings.

And that's going to be my last update for probably a little bit. I hope to get photos of my even newer pieces in the next few weeks and get them posted. I can't wait to share them with you!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More earrings!

Two posts in such a short amount of time? What is the world coming to! :D

Another new pair of earrings. I've had these chevron beads in my stash for *ages*. I love how beautiful they are, but they are extremely difficult to match. The other day I sat staring at them and I came up with these. I love how they turned out. Again, they are a very different color combination for me, but I think they turned out very well!

I decided to call them "Flowering Cacti" as they remind me of, well, flowering cacti ;-) I'm not normally a huge fan of Cacti, but I do love the contrast of the prickly cactus and the soft bold flowers they produce. Such a contrast!

Flowering Cacti earrings
chevron earrings

So pretty and I have even more new jewelry to share, but not today!

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