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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Coronas, Crowns, & Diadems...

Lately I've been making earrings finished off with small crowns, or coronas...

These earrings can be purchased at Two Trees Studio, here 

The earrings above, "Night Gardens," are new in my shop, made with gorgeous lampwork rondelles by Terry Turner and beautiful flower headpins by Pati Walton.  I'm not really sure what has caused my current infatuation with these little crowns in recent earrings.  I'm not sure we ever really know what moves us to create in our own particular ways, but I think that's part of the fun.  I like the idea of letting creativity have its way!  I do know that I love these little bead caps with their open-wire scallops--there's a gentle femininity to them--and I really enjoy using them to cradle colorful little beads, usually Czech glass rondelles in lots of colors.

The earrings above are brand new, also with beads by Terry and headpins by Pati.   I had an awful time getting a good photo of them because it had been raining here for days, and the gloom left me with not enough light to do justice to Terry's beautiful lampwork beads...but the rains finally stopped and the sun came out!    😊 


The pair above is also new, made with Terry Turner's beads and gorgeous copper pieces by one of my all-time favorite artisans, Kristi Bowman-Gruel.  This time my "crowns" are lavender-dyed jade beads with bead caps made like flower petals rather than scallops--though you might notice that my favorite scalloped bead caps still make an appearance!  πŸ˜‰



I hope you're all having a great start to 2018.  Love and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to you all, and I will see you in a couple of weeks!  πŸ’—

xoxo
Meridy

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16 comments:

  1. Oh my word, these are just amazing Meridy!! I love your play with color and components. And the coronas :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine! I have to admit I had a lot of beautiful components to work with! πŸ’—

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  2. Meridy, you amaze me with every new pair of earrings. You have endless creativity. Love all of these earrings.

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    1. Awww, Donna, you are so kind to me--thank you so much! I had a great time creating each of them! πŸ’—

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  3. Love them... The copper ones really grabbed my eye.

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    1. Thanks so much, Chelle! I really enjoyed making those--I'm a big fan of Kristi's components! xoxo

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    2. My favorites as well; triple-whammy with Kristi's drops, Terry's lampwork, and the incredible dyed jade! wowee!

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    3. Thanks so very much, Sister Karen!! I'm so glad you like them! πŸ’—

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  4. All are very unique...Crystal earrings are one of the most popular pieces of jewellery amongst a majority of women. These are a great way to express your feelings to the woman you love and make a memorable and cherished present. Shop Sizzling Crystal Earrings for Women on www.shopperstrail.com

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  5. These are beautiful Meridy!!! Perfect combinations ❤️

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    1. Thanks so very much, Suhana--much appreciated! πŸ’—

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  6. These are beautiful Meridy. And i think those little crowns add to your delicate style

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  7. Meridy, I love your use of the beadcaps. It’s something I have never gotten totally comfortable with. Just ordered new ones though so trying again! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Aww, thank you, Norbel! I was never a big user of bead caps either until fairly recently, and it was an earring design with a beautiful and clever use of bead caps that inspired me to see what I could do with them. Then I found those airy, open wire bead caps and kind of fell in love with what I could do with them. I guess it's just another tool in the kit. :) Love you, my friend! xoxo

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