Monday, January 7, 2019

New year, new stuff

Happy new year lovely earring people!

I always find this time of year a bit sad. The festivities of Christmas are done, the decorations taken down and the long month of January ahead. So I have been glad to throw myself into making lots of new things for my first showcase in ages at the end of the month. Creativity is a funny thing, isn't it? The more I've made,  the more ideas have come easily and  the more I've felt like making.

Some beautiful ceramic drops by Petra Carpreau of Scorched Earth were the inspiration for this pair. Look at the glaze on these! The most beautiful greys and mottled purples and mauves. Gorgeous.

I kept it simple with some copper washers which I textured and oxidised, and added a simple ring of co-ordinating seed beads to reflect those lovely mauves and purples. All that was needed, I think.

Short and sweet from me. These pretties will be available in my next showcase at the end of the month in  the Jewellery Show in Facebook Land. 

See you soon 


  1. Oooo loving the mauve autumn and those washers are rather wonderful xx

  2. Sad? No...the spring bulbs are pushing through - and these look just like a lovely lilac crocus x

  3. Love them, the copper hoops are fab too x

  4. I know what you mean Sue, the more you create, the more ideas. Sadly, it's also the other way around for me. The less I am able to make, due to other (work) obligations, the less ideas. Ah well, a scheduled show is always a good incentive to focus. These earrings as so great. I love Petra's and your work! And to be honest, I am relieved it is January again, as December is never a good month for me. So I am not sad, but happy :)

  5. I love Petra's drops, and these are really lovely--wonderful earrings, Sue!

  6. These are wonderful Sue. They go with most any casual outfit.

  7. With beads as fantastic as those you really do need to go simple to let them sing their merry tune! Enjoy the day! Erin