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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Glorious Geometrics

Hi, everyone!  The first thing I'd like to say about these earrings is that I really loved making them...even if they were time-consuming.  πŸ˜‰


As a chainmailler, obviously I like working with metal, but as a woman who for years transcribed the (sometimes unintelligible) dictation of doctors, I now find myself with arthritic thumbs that aren't up to heavy-duty metal work anymore.  These days, the idea of making chainmaille in stainless steel--famously hard to work with--is a little scary at best.


But I really enjoy working with wire that's easily manipulable, and with chainmaille rings in softer metals.  So every now and then, rather than pair beads with beautiful components like these (made by Marlene Kazor Quigley of MarKazo Art), I create something out of wire instead.




In this case, I made circles out of several wraps of copper wire, antiqued and tumbled them, and wired onto them tiny beads in colors that bring out the vivid hues of Marlene's enameled copper triangles.  I even wrapped some little beads to the ear wires.






I always did like geometry.  πŸ’—

Thanks so much for reading!
xoxo
Meridy

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16 comments:

  1. Oh Meridy, these are beautiful. The tiny seed beads definitely bring out the colors in those wonderful charms. And circles and triangles... what more do you want.

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine! One of these days I think I'll try making wire triangles! πŸ’—

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  2. I love the bright colors in these earrings but I really, really like the combination of different shapes. Your wire working skills are excellent!

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    1. Thank you so kindly, Mary, especially for your comment about the different shapes--I really had fun picking the different beads for their smooth or sharp edges, etc., and then figuring out where to put three, and then two, then one here and there. The simple silly stuff. Lots of fun though. πŸ’—

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  3. I couldn't possibly love them more! So vivacious!

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  4. Such happy earrings, I love them 😍

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  5. Finally got a chance to see these on something bigger than my phone (thanx to new laptop I picked up today). Wonderful use of the tiny little accent beads, especially... they make the triangles just SING!

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  6. What a colorful and fun pair of earrings. I really love the triangles.

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  7. i love your attention to detail, Meridy. absolutely gorgeous

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