Thursday, November 16, 2017

Land of the rising Sun

I was scrambling at the last minute for ideas to make some earrings. I always have a hard time deciding which colors to go with. I think I need to start writing colors onto pieces of paper and just draw a main color at random and go from there lol

So instead, I went on my FB page and asked my friends what colors I should go with. Orange and Fall colors were some of the suggestions (among many other fun ideas), and since I had a pair of handmade polymer clay components that had some nice orangey shades to it, I pulled out some Carnelians and went to town:

I'm a sucker for Copper, especially when it comes to coupling them with rich Fall jewel tones. I wanted to use some kind of bead cap for the chunky faceted carnelian briolettes, but I didn't have anything suitable on hand. I pulled out some of my handmade slightly domed copper beadcaps and bent them to make a bit of an Asian style cover for the top, as I wanted to add a bit of width to the bottom part.

A few more copper accents and carnelian beads, and voila!

I wish the "rising sun" would make its appearance here. We've been drowning in rain for the past couple of weeks now. I had just a wee bit of a break to go plant my seed garlic in the garden (after the blizzard we had, I thought I had missed the window to plant garlic). It's been very wet and dreary here... these sunny Carnelians were a very welcome sunny sight on my bench!

I need to take better pictures before I list them, although it looks like they might be spoken for already :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the US!

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  1. I am not surprised at all these have been spoken for already. These are lovely Nathalie. In the past Orange is such a warm and vibrant color and combined with copper it is perfect. I love what you did with the bead caps.

  2. Nathalie, I enjoyed reading how you decide what to make based on a color. I have to admit I don't think I've ever done that, or maybe only on a few occasions. I suppose that I subconsciously may choose a "color" based on the components that I select. But I am now going to try simply selecting a color and see what happens. These are lovely. The color combination is stunning, and the Carnelian stones some that I would love to have in my stash, too. :) Thank you, Nathalie!

  3. How beautiful! A really great combination

  4. Those are really rather lovely. Great colours together x