Thursday, September 27, 2012

Old World

Old World Blues
I was experimenting lately with metal shapes for earrings. I made some long, slender ones that I thought I would curl up at the bottom to hold another element, perhaps a ring. This is what I came up with! They remind me of old world door knockers. I textured the curled tabs with a large British coin from the 60s, and the rings with a brass texture sheet. I tried out all of my Czech glass, and couldn't resist the iceberg blue. I love this combination! I love how warm the photos turned out--unfortunately that's due to the forest fires burning around here. The setting sun was shining through the thick haze of orange smoke that has hung over the valley here for weeks.

I am imagining something exotic and European with these, with a historical feel--like Austro-Hungarian Empire! Plus a little southwest Boho:

Via Polyvore
Lovely copperwork necklace by Ingo Design.

You can see more in my Etsy shop HERE.


  1. Love, love, love! Your coin-textured copper jewelry is truly unique.

  2. I'm so glad I found this blog and started following. Your earrings are very inspiring!

  3. Ah! Those would go great with my gypsy skirt. I love them ^.^

  4. Those are beautiful! Someone snatched them up already. :)

  5. Love the texturn and patina you achieved! These are gorgeous!

  6. Your textured copper components are gorgeous, and they really make the sweet blue czech beads pop.