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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shoreline

Back from 41 celsius near Thessalonika to the cool rain of the north of England! Holidays can't last forever, but photos do - thank goodness.

One of my photos has inspired this week's earrings. I have tried to replicate the colours and textures of the beach here on the Aegean coastline. Clear green/blue waters, creamy sand, and lots and lots of beautiful stones (a few of which may have found their way into my suitcase!). 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used rustic glowy sea glass, creamy stoneware discs from Earthbutter Studio - Desiree and her team run a fair trade group in South Africa, and sales from the beads support single mums -  and perfect lampwork again from Patricia Ritchie. Look how they mimic the sea/shoreline. Some little stone beads and Mykonos ceramics for the rocks. Those lovely dark copper earwires are of course by Lucy Haslam who is re-opening her Etsy shop at the end of this month. Hurray!
 
Off to do more unpacking and washing. Groan. See you on the other side.
 
 
Lindsay xx
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Lindsay, these earrings are so reminding me of the sea and beaches of Greece. They are just perfect. The colors and beads are so well chosen. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and not too much problems with the high temperatures. I hope you one day come to our side of Greece. Our beaches look very pretty too LOL

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  2. Ooh, a beautiful reminder of the beach whenever you wear these!

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  3. You have so perfectly captured the ocean in your fabulous earrings, Lindsay!!

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  4. they certainly do evoke the beach and the matte sandy discs are the perfect counterpoint to the lampwork and the sea glass and the little tumbles of earthy beads finish them off quite nicely. Just a bit envious of your trip, Greece is a place I've yet to visit.

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    1. I've no doubt you will get there one day!

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  5. I've never been to an Aegean beach (long a dream), but I'm sensing the wonderful atmosphere just looking at your beautiful earrings. So nicely done! :)

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    1. Thanks Meridy. Maybe one day you will get there. One of the perks of being in Europe x

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  6. Lindsay, your earrings perfectly reflect the image, as well as bring more images to mind. That is an accomplishment. All of the components work perfectly together to create the feel. Really lovely.

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    1. Thanks Norbel. I enjoyed working to the photograph - it gives you a structure xx

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  7. Stunning earrings! The beach vibe and design is wonderful... truly lovely!

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