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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Wild Child


http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/products/gray-black-periwinkle-stone-earringsThese earrings were inspired and created to match a necklace I recently made, using similar components and beads. The inspiration necklace included a beautiful artisan lampwork focal I picked up in a tiny little (The best kind!!) bead shop in AZ last year. Really nice workman ship. I love buying artist's beads. Knowing that I can contribute to someone elses art while feeding my own creative needs is the most rewarding experience for me.






The artisan lampwork bead has shades of black and gray and a bit of a lavender hue as well. 
http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/products/gray-black-beaded-chain-necklace-lampwork
I played off the colors of the bead by adding in some lavender jasper (from Alexanders Bead Bazaar- Seattle, WA) along with some gray labradorite, white African glass and finally some handcrafted ceramic beads (Cindy's Art & Soul) in shades of gray.

Wild Child

Wild Child by cindybeads featuring nars cosmetics
http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/products/gray-black-periwinkle-stone-earrings
Black stone, Periwinkle Jasper and Handcrafted Ceramic Earrings by Art & Soul Jewelry
With the earrings I had to get creative since I didn't have the large focal to work with - I chose some small (found) black stones. The stones were hand picked from the beach here in WA - just last week! I drilled them and wrapped them with fine silver wire - adding in the lavender Jasper and handcrafted ceramic beads by Cindy's Art & Soul. The ear wires are hand crafted, sterling silver.
http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/products/gray-black-periwinkle-stone-earrings
You can find these earrings along with the matching necklace at www.ArtAndSoulJewelry.com
If you are looking for ceramic beads - there's a small collection there for those as well. And more coming next week! (ya!)

Peace & Blessings,
http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/

11 comments:

  1. More beautiful subtle shades. That focal bead is a beauty!

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    1. Thanks Claire! I really wish I could remember the artist and get more of her beads! :-)

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  2. Love everything about these earrings (and necklace). The colors, the materials used, the way they are combined, your wirework.

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    1. Thanks so much Janine! I love these colors too!

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  3. Gorgeous set, I love these colors together and your post is excellent including the fashion pic!!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Fashion is definitely not my strong suite- I appreciate that! :-D ~ Cindy

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    2. me too,lol. Give me some yoga pants and a Tshirt and I'm good to go.

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  4. All that yummy wire wrapping with your beautiful beads and stones is gorgeous! What a beautiful Focal, the earrings are a perfect match!

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    1. Thank you Kristi! I get carried away with the wire sometimes. :-D

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