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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inspired by Lily Pads


   A recent trip to Maine to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, inspired me to get back into the studio to make these earrings!  Fine Pewter lily pad focals are wire wrapped with some etched Lampwork glass beads and a knotting technique with matte seed beads around wire forms.  Lots of texture and great color for Summer! I imagined myself back at the gardens relaxing at the Meditation Pool. There was nothing quite like it!
You can find these earrings for sale in my webstore!


7 comments:

  1. Oh, those are totally cool!! Love what you did with the linen cording and the seed beads (I've got to learn that--I have oodles of fabulous colorful cording from White Clover Kiln that I'm afraid to waste). Ingenious how you attached the lily pads with the wire! (I'd love to see the back). So awesome with those lampwork!

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  2. Oh, that's neat. Love the way you used ... is that yarn? Thread? I love it!

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  3. What a smart design. And I love the colors. I always wanted to have my childhood bedroom be purple and green but my mother would have none of it. Instead she painted my room light blue. Blech. These make me want to grab a paintbrush and dapple those colors someplace! Love it! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  4. Thank you all!!
    Appreciate the feedback! They were a blast to make!

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  5. Very cool - love the colors especially!

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