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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Oh the possibilities - Sari Silk

I hope this finds all of you healthy and well this flu season! 

Both pairs of earrings I'm showing today were made using handcrafted Sari Silk components by Anna Pierson of SagaHus

I have lots of silk to work with. . . . large amounts of it so generously gifted to me by a friend. . . .and prior to that I had a few ribbons of my own here and there. Never have I been able to pull it together, not for lack of trying. I have tried and used and used and used a fair amount of silk trying. I have managed small areas of an earring design, and have also used different kinds of ribbon over the years successfully. So although I will continue my efforts at some point, I was delighted when I managed to snag these components to work with. Fun, colorful, unique. Thank you, Anna! 


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This gorgeous pair of silk components is paired with various Czech glass beads and Greek bronze castings in a column-shaped design. They're all wrapped with waxed Irish linen and attached to soldered copper metal rings. 


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The second pair includes handcrafted copper ovals by Shannon German of MissFickleMedia, and wonderfully crackled recycled glass shards made by Emily Cohen of CatFishStu. Again, wrapped with waxed linen and attached to soldered rings.

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Both pairs are amazingly lightweight, at only 0.10 oz / 2.83 grams, and 0.15 oz / 4.28 grams respectively. 

Thanks for checking us out today.

Always with Love and Joy,
norbel
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16 comments:

  1. These are great, Norbel! I especially love the blue/green pair and the way you added the copper jump-ring to the bottom to add the glass! Love the floof on both of them. Anna's components are a lot of fun to work with.

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    1. Thank you, Loralee, for your thoughtful comment. I really do appreciate it! <3

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  2. I love the colors. Gorgeous earrings Norbel!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chelle. I really do appreciate your kind words, and your taking a moment to share them with me. Means a lot. Thank you!! <3

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  3. Norbel, both of these are gorgeous and yet completely different! I love the straight-up-and-down, wrapped-upness of the warm yellow/orange pair--and then all the delicate threads and green beads explode at the bottom--so much fun! The blue and green pair are a study in coolness, texture, shape, and structure--just beautiful. Your eye is one of a kind, my dear...much love to you! πŸ’—

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    1. I love the straight up, too, Meridy. They just make me smile. :) Your words mean so much more to me than you know. . . . much love to you, too, Dear Meridy.

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  4. OH wow, you have to work more often with these bright colors. And with sari silk. Love the orange/yellow pair. And the form of the blue/green one...oh my, unique and clever. You nailed it!!

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    1. Janine, you are always so supportive and generous with your praise. You help me to keep moving. :) I love you.

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  5. Norbel, I agree! I have a huge box of it, and have used it successfully in necklaces and bracelets. But earrings - its just so fiddly! I love Anna's components - they add so much to a design and her fingers are a lot nimbler than mine. Wonderful designs x

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    1. That's the word, Lindsay, "fiddly!" lol Anna's pieces are so much fun. I just don't like feeling "beaten," ya know? lol Thank you, Lindsay, for your very kind words. <3

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  6. Every single pair is gorgeous Norbel!! These days I try and sneak in a bit of silk in most of my designs. Possibilities are endless with sari silk 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Suhana, for your words of praise! They mean a great deal to me. Always. <3

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  7. I love sari silk. It can add such a nice classy and yet messy element to a design. And I really love how you have used it in your two designs Norbel. Especially the blue pair is very innovative. Such interesting play with the shapes and colors and textures. Thay are fantastic and beautiful. Really makes me want to look at my own my sari silk strands and play around. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Wow Norbel! These are beautiful! Love the textures and those yellow/orange pair are just the thing to brighten up a dull day. Gorgeous

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    2. Malin, I have no doubt that you can do wonders with silk. I would love to see what you come up with. Please share with me, if you do. Thank you for your generous words. They make me very happy. <3

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    3. Thank you, Sue!!! I, too, am partial to the yellow/orange pair. The colors just make me very happy. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time. I appreciate it very much. Always. <3

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