Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter, Twigs and Fringes

Easter time. School holiday. We've had a busy and nice week with excursions and meetings with friends and family. I made these earrings just last night. Twigs and Fringes.

Art beads:
Ceramic twigs - Donna Perlinplim

Other components:
Different coloured waxed linen cord
Messy wrapped oxidized copper wire
6/0 seed beads
Handmade oxidized copper earrings hooks

Now, as I sit here and write this blog post and watch the images I took earlier this morning, I realize I must have been subliminally inspired by the season of the year and the typically traditional Swedish Easter decorations of coloured feathers on twigs or tree branches. It wasn't at all what I thought about as I made them last night. Isn't that just fascinating how the mind works in lovely mysterious ways :-).

All my best,
Malin de Koning


  1. Love these Malin. The contrast between the rigidness of the ceramic twigs and the waxed linen fringe, the contrast of the colors. Beautiful. Happy easter

  2. Malin these are so fabulous!! I love all the colors and the unusual way you put it all together! Very creative!!

  3. Malin, I saw these earrings on FB earlier and commented how much I love them!! Now reading your post, and seeing the image of your traditional Easter decorations, I, too, am fascinated by the workings of the subconscious mind. I love it!!! And I really love these earrings. I would not have looked twice at the components by DonnaPerlinplim. I would not have had the vision you did. As always, your work makes me smile! :)

  4. How perfectly fun!! They remind me of the streamers wrapping around a Maypole - really innovative design and perfect for Easter :)

  5. Ohhh this is fascinating! I can definitely see that your mind pulled from your Easter decorations. Gorgeous innovative design!

  6. As always, Miss Malin, I love what you create! The textures on these and the colors are fabulous. I like that you used this component in a different manner. I quite love the idea of colorful feathers in the trees! What a sight! Enjoy the day! Erin