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Thursday, February 14, 2019

In the Dreamtime

Some designs just seem to turn out dreamy and abstract, and in the case of these earrings, pastel as well.   


A while back I fell in love with these lovely pink coin beads, below (found at Arte Bella Surplus on Etsy), and I wanted to try making earrings with them using my thread-wrapping construction.   


I had a pretty strong feeling it probably wouldn't work, because wrapping beads and components together with thread/cord requires torque upon the components...and there was a natural frailty built in to the stacking of the coin bead, the small Caribbean-green Czech glass rondelle, and the rose-colored glass disc.  What would be stable wired might not be when pulled tight on cord.  


As it turned out, I ended up needing to wire wrap the earrings to give the beads the stability they needed to stay in place.  But in the end I still had fun with some fiber by wrapping pale lavender Irish waxed linen thread around the tops of the beautiful polymer clay components by Jeni Houser Alasad of Auntie Moons.  💗 




As I write this, it's raining gently outside my window, after a day of heavy rains; it's been a busy day, and I'm ready to rest.  When you read this it will be Valentine's Day, and I wish you all love and best wishes!  I'll be back in two weeks with something new.  💕

xoxo
Meridy

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14 comments:

  1. I love the soft colors in your earrings. They are so, so pretty!

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  2. I can imagine you fell in love with the glass beads, they are lovely with the soft pink swirl in them. The not symmetrical components add wonderful interest to your earrings.

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    1. I love the asymmetrical charms too, Janine--they were both so pretty, and they gave me a lot of leeway in the colors I could use too. 💗 xo

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  3. If you want to buy treasure chest jewelry than Mermaid Capsule is one of the best choices you have.

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  5. Gorgeous Meridy, you continually amaze me with your creative genius!!! Thank you for the shout out to my bead shop - ArteBellaSurplus.etsy.com, you are very appreciated!!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Karen! Always happy to share the love for your shop--it's one of my long-time favorites! 💗

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  6. These are just beautiful. Love the soft colours and textures from the polymer and Irish linen

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