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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Jewel Tones (with Caramel)

Hey, everyone! It's good to be here.  I'm still alive...still coughing, but feeling almost normal.  My husband (who caught bronchitis when I did, the lucky man) and I have been babysitting our almost-3-year-old grandson this week, but even so I managed to get a pair of earrings made.  YAY!  ❤



I've been wanting to use these wonderful textury pewter components by Vincent and Nooma Cav of Inviciti for a while, and once I got my hands on these beautifully color-dappled lampwork beads by Terry Turner of Silverfish Designs I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

I hadn't made bead-wrapped earrings like these in a long time (and none exactly like these), so choosing the tiny beads was a treat.  I had the tops of the earrings finished, with just the wrapping of the beads around the pewter triangles to go (using the cords left from wrapping the top part of the earrings together).

I picked out a couple of seed bead colorways and tried them out; one wasn't quite right, so I slid the beads off the cords and put them to one side.  The other set was almost right, but again, not quite.  I ended up combining parts of each seed bead group to get the colorway I finally used:  15/0 3-cuts in Rusty Orange Gold Luster, 15/0 Transparent Dark Lilac, 15/0 3-Cut Cranberry Gold Luster, 15/0 Magenta-Lined Gray, and 15/0 Transparent Dark Magenta AB.

The rondelles in the little silver caps at the tops of the lampwork beads are rosy-gold Czech glass, and the tiny rondelles at the neck of the charms are 4mm Swarovski crystals in Crystal Copper.

I really love the richness of all the colors in Terry's lampwork beads and the tiny glass beads
that echo the colors.  I hope you enjoyed them all too. ❤

Thank you so much for reading--I'd love to hear what you think!  

I'll be back on June 14.  

xoxo
Meridy



16 comments:

  1. I always love your bead-wrapped (and linen wrapped) earrings. And you have such a wonderful way with color.

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    1. Thank you so much, Janine! I always appreciate your comments so much. ❤

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  2. These are perfectly perfect earrings! The colorway you ended up choosing is luscious!

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  3. I love your bead and linen wrapped earring too. These are spectacular!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Much appreciated, my friend. ❤

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  4. Perfection - you at your very best!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the seed bead detail!

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  6. Simply amazing Meridy. Totally you; so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much, my sweet friend! I always feel most "at home" when I'm making a design like this...and I truly enjoyed making these. ❤

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  7. Just beautiful! Always love your use of colour, and you've used it to perfection with Vincent and Nooma's pewter charms

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  8. Thank so much, Sue! I'm never happier than when I'm surrounded by lots of colorful beads that I get to put together! xoxo

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