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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Complementary Beauty

After not making much jewelry for the last month or so, I'm happy to be back at work creating with some new and deliciously colored and textured beads and components! 💗 
The design of these earrings is simple, because I wanted the component parts to shine without any fuss.  There's so much wonderful texture in Kristi Bowman Gruel's painted copper charms--colorfully cratered little moonscapes!--and I echoed their hollows with hammered bead caps in antiqued copper.



Beth Mellor's lovely stripey blue-and-green lampwork glass beads--as serene and cool as the charms are busy and warm--pick up two of the charms' many colors. The beading on the glass beads adds balance (and a bit of whimsy), and I mirrored the little beads with tiny beaded copper beads, tucked in just below them.  



As always, thanks for reading!  I'll be back again at the end of September.  💗

xo
Meridy

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17 comments:

  1. Kristi's beautiful components are always a delight to work with and you made a stunning pair of earrings with them. That blue perfectly enhances and compliments the colors in the copper charms.

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    1. Thank you so much, Janine! I really had a lot of fun with these. 💗

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  2. Oh my goodness! I love these so much!! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! These charms are so gorgeous, it was a total pleasure to work with them. Lots of love right back! 💗

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  3. I love Kristi's copper charms and the lampwork is a perfect match. Great design!

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  4. More beauties from you, Mer! Always extraordinary work!

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  5. As always, Meridy, you find the most beautifully colored pieces and pick the perfect ones to go together. These are lovely. I’d know they were yours no matter where I saw them. 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Norbel--you're always so kind to me. Lots of love to you! xoxo 💗😊

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    2. Kindness begets kindness, Sweet One. 😉 Much Love. ❤️

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  6. Oh just stunning. Perfect shape and colours

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  7. Fabulous components, and you did them justice x

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  8. I love these Meridy, perfection!!!

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