I was cleaning out a closet the other day and found an old box of jewelry...some silly costume stuff from pre-jewelry making days and some early pieces I attempted. The leaves in today's earrings were favorites that I used to wear before I discovered artisan/handcrafted. They were a brass finish, without any real patina, and immediately, my wheels started to turn. I took the old earwires off and went down to my work station and stuck them in the torch! Yay, they didn't melt! I had been working with seafoam and nile green enamel, on a previous piece, so that is what I used. I love how they turned out.
|Old bits and bobs...going to see what else I can salvage!|
I had been working on completing my necklace I started for Art Jewelry Elements' Component of the Month for August, which was my month. The combination of juicy orange with the seafoam blue really hits home for me, so I decided to keep the earrings in that color scheme! I added Czech glass leaves and flowers dangled from a bit of chain.
|My Melismatic Morsels with enameled copper and Czech glass..finally finished!|
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