Thursday, April 18, 2013


I love that word!  It describes how I feel about the creation/evolution of these earrings!

I had etched a big copper disk a couple of weeks ago when I was writing this post over at Art Jewelry Elements.  This past weekend, it was on my beading table at exactly the right moment when I needed something pretty to fasten a length of leather cord to a chain necklace for my Bead Soup piece.  I cut the center strip out of the disk and rolled it up into a tube!

Fast forward to last night, as I suddenly remembered that today was indeed my day to post here.  I saw the curled up scraps from cutting the center strip out of the disk and was like,"hmm, these are to pretty to ditch...I wonder if I can use them for earrings?"

So I did!  At first that were going to hang horizontally, with chain connecting them to the earwires, but after turning them around a bit, I liked the mirror image vertical look much better.  To bring the bling, I added some faceted chalcedony briolettes in a finish called "Mystic Mango" by the seller!

Add a fun, flowy spring blouse and your favorite jeans, and you are ready to go!

These will be up in my shops later today!

Melissa Meman
Melismatic Art Jewelry
Art. Life. Love.


  1. I really like those! So much the better that they just arrived serendipitously!

  2. Lovely! I love using scraps of textured metal, these shapes are great! Loving that chalcedony--the finish is superb. I just love orange with antiqued copper.

  3. Those are so fun!! I love the idea of one side mirroring the other :)

  4. That is exactly how all of my Earrings Everyday posts come together! Whatever I happen to have lying around gets whipped into beautiful shape. I just love your metalwork every time I see it. You always inspire me! And I love the beads. I have sets of different shapes in those great crackly AB finishes and I can't get enough of them and yet I also hoard them mercilessly! You have inspired me to do something with them! Enjoy the day. Erin

  5. LOVE this idea. I can't wait to try it out for myself.