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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Owls On My Worktable



Hello Beady Peeps!

Recently I had the opportunity to do a handmade trade with Foxpaw Beads.  I chose some items for myself that I had been drooling over, and in return, she sent me some of her favorite charms to create earrings for her.  Here are one of three pair.   :)





Two little carved ceramic owls of different sizes with horizontal holes.



I adore the body pattern on the owls, one had stripes and the other, dots.   I really wanted to play on that feature so I did some digging and found some nice pieces in that rich reddish brown and subtle grey.



I used an orphan African ceramic Kazuri bead with stripes and dots.  Next, I found some wonderful spacers by Heather Powers of Humblebeads with a feather like pattern and a deep pink base.

I needed to build some height onto the shorter of the two, so I added a large pinkish/grey, rustic vintage pearl.  I think it added light and softness to the design, as well as length.




Work in progress shot.  A little decorative support to keep them steady.  I continued the wire wrapping partially around the frame and clipped off a couple of wires.





I've fallen for these guys and I'll be sending a piece of my heart back with them.


This is the next pair I'll be working on.... I'm still deciding my direction - we shall see!   I will show you the final design next time!  


As always, thank you for stopping by and having a peek!  

Loralee xo

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful earrings Loralee. Somehow I just am not able to do asymmetrical earrings, so I am always in awe with artists who can. And you master it! Beautiful components to work with as well. I am very curious what your second pair will look like.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Janine! The more I do asymmetrical pieces the more hooked i get on them. Just like little puzzles to me. I'm excited about the next pair also - both of those components go well with the charms but I'm only choosing one.

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  2. These are fabulous! I can't wait to see the next pair.

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    1. Thank you, Ann xox Foxpaw charms are amazing to work with - so inspiring.

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  3. Just fantastic - a marriage of true minds.

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  5. Fabulous work that really showcases the components!

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  6. So cool, Loralee. I'm working my way backwards on posts so I've already seen the second pair. Both fabulous. And they will look phenomenal on Jill! Awesome work, as always. <3

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  7. Wow! they are amazing! and cant wait to see the next pair!

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