Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Faerie Lights

Originally I planned to show you the necklace that inspired these earrings, also. But I was blessed with an unexpected visit from family who live out of state! So I did not finish the necklace. That will be for tomorrow... or another day.

I have been working on making new porcelain beads. Playing with textures, shapes and glazes. It's a lot of fun but I am new to glazing... and there are a lot of unexpected results thus far. Happily I have a few beads that I like, and this is one of them.

I really love this color! I don't really know how I achieved it. Unfortunately... I did not take notes when I was glazing. Lesson learned. I have a kiln FULL of beads ready to fire and there will be note taking this time around! :-D 

Back to the color. I am thinking it's light or PALE amethyst. What do you think? What would you call it? I have paired it will some really pretty Czech glass beads that have an iridescence to them that reflects the sunlight in an amazing way.

My camera lens is cracked. Because I dropped it. And I have not gotten around to researching cameras enough to know what I want to get to replace this one yet. I have loved this camera! And honestly, I don't want to get rid of it. But sometimes it does this funny thing with the light... sunlight... direct sunlight does this funny thing... 

And it's kind of pretty in this one- so I left it. 
And the name came... Faerie Lights...

These are simple earrings. I find that sometimes the simplest designs are the ones I prefer. Uncluttered and just pretty. 

For these earrings I used some Bali silver flowers I have had in my "stash" for years. I have had them so long, I barely remember where they came from. If you work with beads, I'm sure you can relate. Those beads that you love and love and love and you want to keep them forever- only to take them out once a year to fondle? 
Yes, these are those beads.
This was one of those times that I knew exactly what to put together. These components almost came together on their own - magically? I don't know. The flowers time had come!

Necklace coming soon! 



  1. Your earrings are so pretty! I can tell,your necklace will be wonderful especially when worn together. What a statement!

  2. Beautiful earrings - such pretty colours in the glass. I like your new ceramic piece. I've been trying my hand at ceramics recently too - so much fun!

  3. Beautiful, the color is wonderful! Love the wire flowers. I look forward to seeing your Porcelain!!

  4. I love this color and these earrings; its perfect on the radiant orchid color trend
    The taking out beads once a year is a classic :) my mom frowns when I tell her that I am buying new supplies while using up the existing ones (and selling the pieces)

  5. Maybe the fairies helped you pull them together. I really like the shimmer on the pink beads above the flower, very feminine.

  6. Your earrings are so lovely, I can see why you kept those beads! I can't wait to see the necklace!

  7. Very pretty, Cindy :) I too would love to know where those lovely daisies came from :)

    1. I found the site! They have a site for the Bali beads and one for Thai beads. I got these on the Bali side. Enjoy! :-D

  8. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of these earrings. The color is gorgeous! A nice fall tone. Can't wait to see the necklace. You are probably going to laugh but I think of Flower Power! :-)

  9. Gorgeous!! Yes, Radiant Orchid type color.... love the shimmers in the colors and the name is so perfect. Love, love, love!

  10. Love love LOVE them!!! I love the airiness the flowers give them, and the subtle color of the beads. Yes, orchid, or perhaps lilac (of the pinker variety). Love the iridescence.

  11. What beautiful earrings! I love the shimmer on your beads and the lovely amethyst color. Perfect!
    Lynn Carling :)

  12. Stunning! Love the silver paired with this shade of pink.