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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fun with Fungus

Fungus. Mushrooms. Toadstools. How often do you really look at them, and see how complex a structure they are? Shapes and patterns. Especially on the underside.

It's been warm and wet over here and fungi are springing up all over the place. Don't they have just that little element of magic about them? Home for fairies and elves. Often at the base of an old,  possibly magic, tree. I've been instagramming them like mad as I walk round our village.








During one of her shows, my eye was caught by these translucent polymer clay pieces by Jeni Houser Alasad . They looked to me like the underside of a toadstool, and I loved those rich garnet brown colours on the edges.  Anyway, I missed them with my slow broadband but Jeni made me a special pair.
How to do them justice? They're extremely unusual.  And quite large. I've given them a few coats of looking at (as my gran would often say) and here we are.






I've tied them up; bound with copper wire and irish waxed linen cord, to Lucy Haslam's twisted sisters, her hand made chain and beaten copper circular earwires. The fab ceramic drops in metallic garnet are, of course, Petra's.  Loads of texture, just like the real thing.


 




                    Hope you like them. And don't forget to look around for your own earthly treasure  
                                                    - you never know what you may find!

                                                                      See you in two weeks

                                                                              Lindsay xx

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28 comments:

  1. Oh my Lindsay, these are very unusual and special. Amazing polymer clay beads you found. Thank you for introducing this artist. I love the total design, all the components go so well together and enhances each other. Perfect for this season.

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    1. Thanks Janine. Jeni's work is very different - well worth exploring x

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  2. Love them, what a fabulous design Lindsay x

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  3. Wowser these are fantabulous,love the texture,and sooooo funky xx

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  4. Fabulous earrings Lindsay!! Love Jeni’s beads too ❤️

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    1. Thanks Suhana - nice to try something different x

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  5. Holy cats, Batgirl - these are absolutely wonderful!!! Jeni's pieces are mind-blowing!! LOve, love, love these!XXX:O)<3

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    1. Thankyou so much Peeee - to be work by someone daring ;)x

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  6. Lindsay - you made them look SO good and perfect and like they belong! I am blown away by your design. Fantabulous!

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  7. Love the rich tones and texture of your mushroom earrings! And wow, you have opened my eyes to using Lucy's Twisted Sister connectors in a whole new way! Stunning earrings, as always x

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    1. Time I challenged myself with them Jetta - they can do so much more x

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful! I love all the detail...every component and material used is perfect for this design!

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  9. Very cool! I love your design and creativity. It looks a little bit like bacon, too! :)

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  10. I am so happy to see that you got ahold of these and applied your magic!

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  11. Oh these are tremendous! Great work!

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  12. Lindsay, these are absolutely wonderful...every last detail. I love that you wrapped Jeni's little pieces together, and Lucy's dark copper pieces and Petra's ceramics are the perfect complements. So well done! xo

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    1. Thanks Meridy - fun to do - tricky but fun!

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  13. Incredibly creative, Lindsay. Unbelievably imaginative. You knocked it out of the park! Period!

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