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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Gift of the Mermaid


I recently came upon these gorgeous enameled components in Raida Disbrow's Etsy shop, Havana Beads...


...and a dialogue started between my head and my heart.

Heart:  Oh, my gosh, those are GORGEOUS.  Look at those colors!
Head:  Ohhh, but those can be such a pain to work with. They're handmade--those things are never even, you have to fight to get them to hang straight--
Heart:  But I've got beads the same color as those little violet-pink dots!!  And lots of pink rondelles--
Head:  --hey, come to think of it, there's that stash of rhodolite garnets that haven't been used in about seven years!




That argument didn't last long.


Since I did have a goodly stash of little Czech glass rondelles in various shades of pink, the garnets, and sterling silver beads, jump rings, and headpins, I gave in to the lure of the Boho chandelier earring--and I loved it. Now that my heart has helped my head get over its jitters, I aim to make more. 💗

And, funny thing--they do hang straight after all.  😉

Gift of the Mermaid

Thanks so much for reading!  I'll be back in two weeks.
 
xoxo
Meridy
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7 comments:

  1. Oh Meridy, I am so happy your heart "won" the dialogue, as these are so beautiful. The enameled charms are absolutely gorgeous. I love how the Czech glass beads mirror the dots in them. And the beads on the ear wires are the perfect finishing touch. Please make more!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Janine! I only hesitated because I am a very bad, no-good, horrible perfectionist, and this type of earring has given me fits in the past...but Raida's components were so beautiful that I had to give the chandelier another try...and I'm so glad I did. I will make more. :) xoxo

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous Meridy ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Suhana! I'm really glad I took the plunge and made them. I really enjoyed it!

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  3. Oh my word, these are beautiful!! Those colours! Gorgeous components and a fabulous job, Meridy

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I know--the components are irresistible! I'm glad I gave in--I had a great time with them. :) xoxo

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