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Monday, February 5, 2018

The need for colour!

So January is done (hooray!) and I am feeling the need for colour!

For this blog, I revisited an old design which is a bit of a favourite. I got hold of some of Helena Benkoczka's folded copper bails. Helena is perhaps best known for her beautifully colourful polymer clay components, but is a very talented jewellery designer herself AND also makes some gorgeous copper components on occasion too. These beauties have a teeny tiny Buddha stamp.


I paired these up with some of my favourite recycled glass chunks in a vivid purple and wrapped some colourful seed beads onto some oxidised copper wire and looped them through the bails.
Bright, colourful and a bit boho. However, I was in a rush to photograph them before I lost the light today and spotted a tiny bit of wire that needed to be trimmed/tucked in! It has been sorted, but I couldn't take another photo, so it sits above, annoying me! Can you spot it? 

These will be available in my next showcase over on The Earrings Show on Friday 23rd Feb. See you in a couple of weeks!

Sue x 
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24 comments:

  1. utterly gorgeous...no other words necessary. x

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  2. What a fun pair! LOVE! That recycled glass is pretty wonderful... would you be willing to share your source?

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    1. Hello Sarajo! i would be really happy to share my source, although it won't be very helpful! I have a lovely friend who regularly visits South Africa and picks them up for me. However, if you do a search for recycled glass on etsy -there are loads of sources for them :-)

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  3. I really needed some color, too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful earrings with us!

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  4. Super-Duper lovely!!! <3 <3 <3

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    1. those beaded colorful hoops though....whoooop!

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  5. Such a fun and whimsical design Sue!!

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  6. Perfection Mrs R - had to take my glasses off to spot the wire end!

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  7. Stunning Sue!!! Can’t see the offending wire but I’ll take your word for it 😁

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  8. I found the untucked wire (I have annoying copy editor eyes!) but it meant nothing in the face of how colorful, fresh, and beautiful these earrings are! I'm with you: It's high time for some color! February (at least in the U.S.) is often the grayest and blah-est of months...but no one wearing these gorgeous earrings would ever feel blah!! Love, love! 💗

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    1. Well done for spotting! You get a special prize�� ❤

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  9. Lovely lovely earrings! And so very much "Sue." I found the wire, but it took me a few seconds. My eyes didn't go straight to it at all. But it would annoy me as well. :) I would also like to know where you purchase recycled glass. I have NEVER seen this brilliant purple, nor the perfect blue I've seen you use with Petra's scorched pieces. They're wonderful. The earrings are as well. <3

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    1. I have few pieces left! Need my friend to collect more. Thank you for your kind words ❤

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  10. Its an lovely earring the colour used it lovely thanks for sharing.

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  11. LOVE your beaded wire rings! These are fabulous and just the right pop of color for spring x

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