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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Easy Breezy Summer

When I sat down yesterday to make something for today's post I gave myself guidelines, not at all what I usually do. But the requirements were, only a Few Components (Easy), Lots of Movement (Breezy), Colorful (Summer), and Lightweight (back to Easy ;). Lightweight to me is anything under 0.22 oz, 6 grams and under. Once the earring gets up to around 0.20, it is definitely still lightweight, but the older I get, the less tolerant my ears are for weight. Something we've talked about here before. So I'm really happy when I can keep them around 0.18, all of which these are. But it does really limit what I can do.

Weighing the components in the top pair, I knew it wouldn't work if I used wire, so I wrapped them with teal waxed Irish linen. They still swing because the linen is wrapped onto soldered jumprings, so they move a lot. The other two pairs I used wire, using the X wrap that always adds a bit more of a rustic/edgy feel to me, and I was able to kept them all within the lightweight limits.

I also planned to make lovely, light and airy pictures to go along with the Easy Breezy vibe, but by the time I had them ready to photograph, it was 8:30 last night and we were in the middle of a thunderstorm. So quick-on-slate pictures is what I ended up with, and gratefor for them I was! :) I hope you can use a little imagination.























See what I mean about the imagination? The pics just don't do the summery, colorful earrings justice.

Top left: Bird Wing Manified Ceramic Slices by Petra Carpreau of ScorchedEarthOnEtsy - Lampwork Glass by Terry Turner of SilverFishDesigns - Raspberry Enamel Copper Beads by Alison Page of AlisonPageStudios

Center: Enameled Copper by Alison Page of AlisonPageStudios - Lampwork Glass by Julie Burgard of Outwest

Bottom Right: Summer Sunrise Ceramics by Jana Bliznakova of HappyFishThings. The other pieces are vintage acrylic and Indonesian glass.

I do hope you are all having a wonderful Spring. . . . . it's been Summer Weather here for a while now. Weather we used to have in July, maybe, for a few days, seems to have become the norm, and months earlier. 95 in May, in Michigan, is just weird! lol Lots of people love it, so for all of you I am very happy. :) I wish everyone the Best Summer Ever!

Thank you for stopping in and letting me share my stuff with you.

norbel
SheFliesAgain



12 comments:

  1. I love your earrings, they are really so summery and beautiful!

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    1. Sue, thank you so much for your comment! It means a lot to me. I do hope this finds you well. 🤗

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    1. Gale, it's so great to know this is where you saw them! Thank you so much. :) Happy Days!

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  3. Beautiful one and all! I find myself especially drawn to the center pair. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a great deal to me. I just checked out your blog. I do hope your husband is doing well. And as you said, when life throws you lemons. . . . . sounds like you've seen, and heard of course, some great shows! Good for you. Thanks again!

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  4. You nailed it Norbel. Great to see your signature cross-wrap in a more prominent way.

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    1. Janine, thank you as always for your unfailing support. I miss you. I do hope you are well. ❤️

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  5. well all of these are just beautiful! You've captured the colours of the season perfectly

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  6. Gorgeous earring designs Norbel. Love them all! <3

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