Friday, September 13, 2013

More Leaves!

I was cleaning out a closet the other day and found an old box of jewelry...some silly costume stuff from pre-jewelry making days and some early pieces I attempted.  The leaves in today's earrings were favorites that I used to wear before I discovered artisan/handcrafted.  They were a brass finish, without any real patina, and immediately, my wheels started to turn.  I took the old earwires off and went down to my work station and stuck them in the torch!  Yay, they didn't melt!  I had been working with seafoam and nile green enamel, on a previous piece, so that is what I used.  I love how they turned out.
Old bits and bobs...going to see what else I can salvage!
I had been working on completing my necklace I started for Art Jewelry Elements' Component of the Month for August, which was my month.  The combination of juicy orange with the seafoam blue really hits home for me, so I decided to keep the earrings in that color scheme!  I added Czech glass leaves and flowers dangled from a bit of chain.

My Melismatic Morsels with enameled copper and Czech glass..finally finished!

It is fun to breathe new life into something that was probably going to be tossed...I am going to see what else I can find to repurpose.

Melissa Meman
Melismatic Art Jewelry
Art. Life. Love.


  1. Gorgeous colors! I love repurposing old pieces of!

  2. Beautiful enamel! Great color scheme with these. I wonder if they were brass plated steel or something and that's why they hung in there in the torch?

  3. Beautiful, I love the colors you chose!

  4. These are stunning! Those colors work fantastic together! And, your necklace is divine!

  5. Beautiful earrings. What a great way to repurpose old jewelry. I'm inspired!

  6. Fabulous jewel set! i am attracted towards its design and color. Very unique.

  7. Vanitto semi precious earrings Stones are set in sterling silver ear posts with butterfly backs. Matching necklaces available in-store. Please note, these earrings are small measuring 7mm each. Will be beautifully gift wrapped in a Regalrose gift box.