Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Layers Upon Layers

I've always been fascinated by the layers in things. Nothing is ever black and white, most things are gray...meaning there are nuances, multiple factors, different sides. Maybe that's why I have such a hard time making decisions sometimes! 

Lately I've been on a big layering/stacking kick with my earrings. Taking lots of little bits and stacking them together haphazardly yet melodiously and then using wire to accentuate. 

It's been fun to experiment with stacking things both vertically and flipping them on their sides horizontally. Quite the challenge to dig through +20 bead boxes to find that one PERFECT missing element. But then again, that's the fun of assemblage jewelry. 

One of my latest pairs features several elements that I've really been digging on: muddy ceramic discs from Marsha Neal and blackened pewter charms from Inviciti. Married together with my beloved Roman glass, rustic wood bicones, and some pyrite. I love the browns and robin's egg blues of this pair. Very soothing and natural. And they have such fun swing to em!

Happy Wednesday!
LoveRoot on Etsy


  1. You've really brought beauty to the rusty, crusty!! Love all the component you've chosen for these. It's like they were meant to go together. The colors really play off each other well! Great job! <3

  2. You always manage to do it "just right," Nikki! I look at your jewelry and love them everything you make! I really enjoyed reading more about these earrings though, and having you call attention to the specific elements, colors, textures. it gives me good food for thought! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I love this layering effect! And you've done it so well here. Love the colors together, esp. the cinnamon-colored wood with the aqua Roman glass (one of my favorite pairings!). I love seeing these Inviciti elements at work, I'm going to have to indulge very soon!

  4. Your earrings are always awesome. And these are just super with their layers and muted colors - so rustic and cool!

  5. Thanks so much for the love ladies!

  6. Ohhhh these are STUNNING!! You really have an eye for layering, my dear! You're always such an inspiration!