Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Filigree Hoops

Everyone ready for Spring, raise your hand!

Even though we are barely half way through winter, I am ready.  The weather on the east coast has been crazy...below freezing one day with snow and ice, then over 60 degrees the next!  My poor spring plants won't know what to think!

Now, you would think that if I am so into the upcoming Spring-dom, I would have created light and springy earrings, wouldn't you! Well, I would wear them with something that fits the bill...similar to this!  You know, I can't post these fun outfits without including some kickin' boots, right? And this minty green will make you feel all  springy, even if there is still snow and ice knocking at your door!

minty fresh

minty fresh by melismatic featuring western leather boots

I embossed copper strips in my Big Shot, then punch holes wherever I felt the spirit lead.  I ruffled the edges a bit, formed them into hoops, and added sterling earwires.  The bits of green you see are  left over from a layer of patina I added, but didn't like.  I don't mind the residual, however!

These and more of my eclectic jewelry can be found in my etsy shop!

Melissa Meman


  1. Love these industrial looking hoops! Just awesome!!

  2. OUTSTANDING! You have such a wonderful creative imagination! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the earrings! Just enough of that leftover patina to be interesting.

  4. These are fantastic. I love the outfit you put together for them. And thanks for sharing how you made them.

  5. These are AWESOME! I love the way you textured them and the little bit of patina is very special. Great boots too! Enjoy the day. Erin

  6. Love these rustic hoops so much! The holes punched in the design add something special, too.

  7. Really, really beautiful and I would have thought the patina residual was intentional.

  8. I love them! They would great with that outfit too.

  9. Oooh, gorgeous hoops! LOVE them! :)

  10. I'm so loving your earrings Melissa, these are so cool!!

  11. OOh! Loving your earrings, the finish/patina is gorgeous. The entire outfit just works.

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