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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lagoon Crescents

You know how you sometimes make a pair of earrings with which you just don't want to part?  I made some the other day.


It's partly because the ceramic crescents, made by Jana of Happy Fish Things, are so beautiful.  The glaze is just lovely.  But they also remind me of something precious from my childhood.  They instantly bring to mind a pair of paintings which belonged to my maternal grandparents.  These collage type pieces were created by Rowland Fade.  They're very late-1960s - early-1970s in style, which I love.  I now own the paintings myself but they're so large I don't have anywhere to hang them in my current flat. They're stored at my parents' place, waiting for the day when  I have wall space for them.  Frustratingly, I don't have images of my paintings, so I've pulled some similar examples from online sources.  




My paintings have colours similar to these.  Hence my choice of the ochre accent beads on my earrings.    The shades in my blue painting are, however, much brighter, much more like the blue glaze on my earrings. 



I think I may need to ask Jana for more of these crescents!

Bye for now, Claire 

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13 comments:

  1. Love these. the colour mix is beautiful , blue and amber are a lovely complementary combo. Love the paintings as well. and the ceramic semis are beautiful.

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  2. I don't blame you one bit for wanting to keep them, those crescents are just gorgeous!! I love the Amber accents too, a beautiful pair of earrings Claire!

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  3. Yes, I'd be keeping those, too. They are super. Lovely paintings too - I bet yours are equally as fantastic!

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  4. Love your use of color and shape! Beautiful earrings!!

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  5. So beautiful! I love the shape and the wonderful colors.

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  6. When something is sweet and sentimental, you must keep! Until the paintings can be with you all the time, these earrings will bring you joy and good memories! Carol

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  7. Those are gorgeous crescents for sure! Love the use of color here. :)

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  8. Those crescents are indeed gorgeous, the glaze has such depth, like layers of glass! Gorgeous color. Delicious with the ochre (and thanks for reminding me of that word, I need to use it!) I would keep them too!

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  9. Holy carp. That is some awesome art! Thank you for introducing me to this. And find a way to display these pieces. They need to be admired and loved! Back of a closet door? As a headboard? Anything! And of course I love your earrings. Something very Egyptian to me. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  10. They are lovely! Definitely keep them. A little money means nothing to the heart!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  11. I love these earrings and the paintings. I think they are keepers. Very unusual in the best of ways!

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  12. Wow....what a great earring!! Gorgeous..

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  13. Beautiful earrings Claire! I love how you added in that bit of green in the mix too- it is such a subtle color addition and just perfect! I do hope you kept these- I know I would too!

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