Thursday, August 2, 2012

Butterscotch and Seafoam?

I was going through my stash of Czech glass beads a couple of days ago, you know, just lookin', fondling, thinking!  I spied the tiny little daggers with a Picasso finish..the little splashes of blue, in a hue somewhere between teal and mint...seafoam(?) and they started screaming at me to use them!  I wove tiny flowers with copper wire, and thought, "sweet", but decided they needed something else.  Luckily, in the same box of beads, were these larger leaf beads in that same butterscotch yellow family.  I love the sort of milky, not quite transparent, but definitely not opaque, quality they have. So, I wove flowers from them as well, and attached the smaller flowers to dangle beneath.  I finished them up with my sterling and copper earwires, patinaed them with liver of sulfur, and polished them up, but they were sort of blah...I mean, they were cute, but they were definitely missing something.  I tossed them in my "holding" box (one of my many recycled Luncheables trays) and walked away from them.  Yesterday, I was working on a necklace for my sister and noticed some beads I had put aside that I wanted to try to incorporate...I only had a couple, so to make sure I could find them again, I tossed them in the box as well.  As luck would have it, they landed right next to the meh earrings that I just finished.  Pop!  That splash of color was exactly what I was looking for. 

I must be thinking of autumn...I can envision wearing these with an oversized sweater, jeans and boots!

Find these and more of my eclectic creations at my website...Melismatic Art Jewelry ,  or my Etsy shop!


  1. That is a great color combo Miss Melissa! i love the way the oxidation becomes a rich color on these little blooms. Like a bouquet for your ears! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. Fantastic as always! You take such care with the little details <3

  3. I love these, never been quite sure how to wire wrap beads like that, they look stunning.
    Deb x

  4. I love how you wired these flowers! And you are right...the perfect color combination!

  5. I love these! Have been looking for a tutorial on these woven flowers for a while. Any idea where I can find one?

    1. Thanks Rosemarie! My woven flower tutorial is published in the April/May 2011 Step by Step Wire!

  6. Yep, these are way cool!! The colors remind me of fall too but I could see them right now with a great summer outfit, as well.

  7. Wonderful design and beautiful colour-way. I love them!

  8. Fabulous, as usual!!! Adore these flowers that you do, your wire work is so awesome! LOVE these colors together. Totally captivated by your "major" and "minor" blossoms! Those teeny-tiny daggers must have been a real bear to work with! You have magic motor skills.