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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Renaissance Windows

Hello, lovelies!  It's good to be back--it feels like it's been a while!  💗

The idea for the earrings I'm writing about today started quietly, when I found these beads at Arte Bella Surplus, one of my long-time favorite supply shops:      


I didn't buy them for any particular project, but rather because I like window beads and because their cross-like shape reminds me of certain Renaissance (or Renaissance-style) earrings I've seen in photos and in museums.  

Below are examples of variations of the same cross motif.  The first pair (left to right) is a simple quatrefoil shape, not unlike the window beads pictured above.  The second pair below also reflects the cross motif, in two ways:  with the petals and the pearls. And the third pair is obviously a cross. Each of these three examples also have a central focus where the arms of the "cross" would meet: the first pair has a tiny quatrefoil flower at its center, and white pearls sit at the centers of the other two pairs.     

                                                         

I had a beautiful pair of small rainbow Goddess charms by KristiBowmanDesign, and just for fun I laid them on my work table next to two of the blue-green window beads, and I had a feeling I might have something special.  💗




I added a pair of beautiful three-sided iris-colored Czech glass window beads, and small gleaming lights of glass and crystal.  











Thanks so much for reading!
I'll be back again on September 12.

xoxo
Meridy 💗
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11 comments:

  1. Very Sweet! As you know, I'm a big fan of your colorful combinations, and these surely fill the bill. And a BIG thanks for the link to Arte Bella. A quick check reveals that they have exactly what I've been looking for to complete a few (few dozen?!) UFO's ;) Love seeing your work, always!

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    1. So good to see you, my SisterFace! 💗 Thank you! And I'm happy that you checked out Karen's Arte Bella shop too! Her shop is one of my favorites and was one of the first shops I found years ago when I first started making jewelry. Her supplies are wonderfully varied!

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  2. OOOOH, look at those beauties! The cross beads are a great combo with my mini goddesses!! Love love love!!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Kristi! I'm so glad that you like them. I was happy that they came together the way they did too...kind of a serendipity. 💗

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  3. Just gorgeous, always love your creations Meridy!!! Thank you for the shout out, I am so blessed to have you as a customer! Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Karen! And you're very welcome for the shout-out. I've considered myself very lucky to have been your customer over the years! 💗

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  4. Ohhh, these are just gorgeous Meridy!! Oh, I totally get why you love these window beads.

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  6. Oh my gosh, these are so gorgeous, Meridy. What a wonderful combination

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