Thursday, July 11, 2019


Hi again, everyone!  Yes, it's me, once again being distracted from other projects by shiny new things from Nunn Design.  And why not, I say!  (My husband has been known to call me "Maggie" because of my magpie habit of moving from one shiny object to the next.  He is a very intelligent man in most other ways.)

I bought the Nunn Design copper- and gold-tone rings last week (along with some small round silver-tone rings), and yesterday I got out the gold and copper rings, along with some fine brown leather cord (cut into two 18-inch lengths).  Then I just started experimenting with the rings and the leather. If I wanted to connect the oval ring to the round one, a lark's head knot was fairly obvious, right?  So that's what I did, bringing the two ends of the leather cord straight up through the middle of the oval ring.  Then I tied the leather ends in a maddening (but kind of nice) braided knot at the top of the gold oval.

So at that point, I had the two rings connected with the leather cord, and the ends of the cord were at the top of the rings.  The earrings at that stage looked rustic and tribal, and my first thought was finding African or another type of rustic beads, with a large enough hole to accommodate the doubled cord.  I have a lot of beads that fit the description, but I happened upon these green/silver glass beauties by hot glass artist Wayne Robbins.  I added 2/0 matubo 3-cut glass beads, tied loops in the leather, and hung my Shiny Objects on Two Trees sterling silver ear wires.  😊

These earrings are a kind of prototype, because I was feeling my way around all the way, but it was really fun to play around with the different shapes and textures and mediums. 

Thanks so much for reading!  I'll be back in two weeks.  💗

Two Trees Studio



  1. Meridy, I think we all qualify as magpies! Well constructed beauties x

  2. Thanks, Lindsay--and I certainly agree about being a member of the magpie flock!

  3. Wow, love this design, very clever. How you connected it with the leather..perfect. Magpies... yep, guilty as well.

    1. Thank you most kindly, Janine! So appreciated, my friend. 💗

  4. A fabulous design and very unique, those green beads are perfect with the rings and leather cord x

  5. Very unique and captivating pair of earrings with a bit of industrial chic thrown in.

  6. Thanks so much, Divya! Rustic industrial was where I was going for, although, to be honest, I wasn't really sure exactly where I was going! Much appreciated. 💗

  7. This is a great designs and I can see how you could do an almost infinite number of variations on this theme.