Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Rustic Shimmer and Glimmer

Hello! Today I have earrings that combine the lampwork headpins of Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads and some remarkable iridescent spacers by Donna Conklin of Prima Donna Beads.  
Together they are magic!

Kimberly calls her headpins "Combobulations" -  she uses silver reactive glass to get that metallic luster.  I love all the textures she creates, she's always trying out new things!

Donna's iridescent spacers were born as a result of what she calls "Plan B".  She explained that she got an off batch of dichro that just kept burning out on her, but she kept at it and came up with a process that worked, and wow, that effect is amazing!

I love mixing materials so I added some partially patinated copper rings and wired some rare AB violet opal Swarovski crystals.  Next to them I also added some tiny AB faceted glass from the 1920's.  It's all in the details, right?  :)

Many thanks for popping in to have a look!

Loralee xo


  1. Wow, magic indeed!! They’re gorgeous 😍

  2. My combobulations are so happy to be cozying up to Donna's wonderful opalescent beads. The magic is from your vision of putting them together like this.

  3. Yep, magic indeed!! I agree with all the above. Magic components, combined with your magic creativity and eye for what works and what not...... you get magic.

  4. Magically fantabulous! Love them.

  5. Thank you Loralee... These are amazing! ❤️

    1. I hope you always have these wonderful!!