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Monday, September 4, 2017

It's all about hoops!

Now, I love hoops. They pop up in nearly everything I make. Can't help it. Even if I try not to include them, they end up sneaking into a design in some form or other. I particularly love these ceramic hoops by Petra Carpreau - I have quite a stash of them, with all different colours and glazes. All the colour is on the outside edge of these hoops, so I try to make sure that this is the focus of the design.

This first pair have a beautiful rose pink pair of hoops, which I teamed with pretty ceramic triple flower charms (also by Petra Carpreau). I kept it simple with some large brass jump rings to connect the flower charms and the earwires, but needed a little something extra. A few tiny brass jump rings accentuated the gold/brass in the glaze of the hoops and flower charms.





This next pair had a gorgeous pair of blue hoops as their starting point. I had some very pretty lilac etched lampwork beads by UK artist Joanne Joyce, which are rather like sea glass. I added some lilac glass rondelles, and some indigo seed beads for contrast. Love these colours together



Really hope you like them! They'll be available in a showcase on The Jewellery Show over on Facebook on 25th September, although the blue pair are listed in my etsy shop Utterly Lovely Stuff at the moment

See you in a couple of weeks :-)

16 comments:

  1. Oh now, those pink ones are really something!

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  2. Of course I like these. Especially the first pair. They are like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Wonderful earrings Sue!!

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    1. You are so.kind, Janine. I'm glad you like them

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  3. I'm a hoop lover too!! I love how you've created a hoopalooza, one hoop connected to another and to another! Fabulous!!

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  4. Oh wow Boss, you're the hoop queen 👸 these are beautiful!!!

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  5. They are fabulous, especially the flower pair!

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  6. Sue, you do work a bit of magic with hoops, don't you? I've had only a couple of Petra's hoops in this style because they are very challenging for me. It just doesn't click like it does for you, that's for sure! :) Although the top pair is fabulous, of course, I find myself drawn to the second pair. I think it's the color mix; it's soothing. Then you have the three beads at the bottom that are a wonderful mix of blue with a rather purple base; at least that's how I see them. So they work so well with all the other colors, and offer a distinct pop. Love 'em.

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    1. Thanks Norbel! Love Petra's hoops. It does take a bit of time to play with them until I'm happy with the design ��

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  7. I'm a hoop lover too! Stunning work as always!

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    1. You are kind. You can't beat a good hoop

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    1. I'm going to get that printed on a t shirt. Thanks Queen P xxx

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