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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Criss-Cross Applesauce

I know, what does applesauce have to do with this?  Do you remember that saying from when you were a kid?? ... No, you say, I'm just ancient!... lol.  Well, maybe I should update it to "criss-cross awesomesauce"...that'd work, too,  lol!

 The pairs of earrings below have a couple things in common,  a wonderful cross-over wire pattern and cool bar-beads which lend to that tribal look I love so much.  




The amazing hand painted focal beads are by Nooma Cav of Inviciti. They are made of wood so they are super lightweight even though they are on the larger side.  I used painted round wood beads in green to draw that magnificent color back to the top.  The ceramic red bars are by Michelle McCarthy of FireflyStudio and she makes them in an array of colors.  






Stunning enamel pieces by Cathleen Zaring of Blue Hare; Polymer accent beads by Heather Powers of Humblebeads.  I adore the detail in Heather's beads, it brings so much to a design of a smaller scale like earrings.











It's freezing and kind of grey here in the mid-west, it was so nice to play with some bold colors!  

Thank you for stopping by!!

Loralee xo




24 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous designs!!! Happy New Year Loralee ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. A milllllion thanks, Suhana! xo Happy New Year!!

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  2. These are both so great! I'm always so impressed with what you do with wire!

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  3. Fantastic work as always, our good friend, love them!

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    1. ...and to Nooma for her brilliant components xo Go, TEAM! LOL

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  4. I, too, am in the cold, grey mid-west dreaming about summer and warm weather. Your beautiful, colorful earrings made my day!

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    1. Thank you so very much!! These colors were a nice kick in the pants :D

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  5. Wonderful earrings, as always, Loralee! And Nooma hand-painted wood? Wow! I've never seen anything like them. Awesomesauce all the way around! It is very very cold here, too. Snowy, and five below tomorrow night! Brrrrrrrr. but I love it. :) Thank you, Loralee, for sharing your gorgeousness with us!!

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    1. I know! I think I was just in the right place at the right time to get them! I hope Nooma is inspired to do a few more sometime :D In fact, it looks like a fun project and I might give it a go myself.

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  6. They look amazing, love your choice of beads!

    Happy New Year, stay inspired! xo

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  7. Never heard that saying, but I love crossing wires! Happy New year awesomesauce!

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    1. I normally heard it in school when the teacher wanted us to sit down on the floor with your legs crossed. "Sit down, criss-cross applesauce" Funny, the things that stick in our heads....so why can't I remember where my glasses and keys are from just a few hours ago?? LOL

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  8. So pretty! I am honored to have some of my beads in these amazing earrings!

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    1. Those are just the best little beads and the perfect size, too!!! I have a nice little shash :D

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  9. Oh my, Loralee, these are ear candy! So pretty!! Love the painted wooden beads and you complimented them perfectly. The beads from Cathleen are always beautiful and with the beads from Heather.....Fabulous.

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  10. Greetings! Your blog is really very nice, if you get a chance by posting such post, I’ll write comment for you again!

    White Sapphire Engagement Rings

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  11. Loralee, these are wonderful!! Your eye for design and color and DETAIL is exceptional--the feature of criss-crossed wires is the perfect thing to bring both designs together. I really enjoy seeing what you'll make next from week to week. πŸ’—

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  12. Loralee, that first pair is absolutely a m a z i n g .
    I love how you have worked with the colors and the shapes to create a whole. And every detail is absolutely perfect, every part cooperates with the other. I love it. And those wood beads are so cool.

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