Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Making Lemonade

So, I'm on on a flight of fancy with these lovely autumnal rustic stoneware pieces by Ceramiky. I finished one, very happy, but then I had to make the other in mirror image. Always tricky for me, and fiddling too much with wire I knew was slightly too robust for the piece I managed to break off the corner. Who hasn't been there?

Sling it on the failure pile to cut up, or make the best of it?

Always a push to do something asymmetrical for me, I'm either in the mood or I'm not, and they can just look contrived.

I'd used a 22 gauge wire to keep its shape with the beaded arc, copper tube and carnelian disc with the carnelian flower firmly anchored on the other side. So for the partner I found a Kimberly Rogers lampwork headpin, fancy bronze beadcap by Anna Chernykh, and used the same carnelian flower and disc, copper tube and scarlet beads for the echo.

A friend described it as 'making lemonade ' - I guess, like making an omelette with broken eggs!

If you like asymmetry, they're in my Etsy shop now.
Hope life is treating you well, and see you again in  couple of weeks.
Lindsay x


  1. I believe these are beautifully designed...neither lemonade nor omelette - just beautiful earrings. I do have an penchant for asymmetry. x

  2. I love everything you do! You have a wonderful eye for design and I always look forward to your posts xo

  3. Thankyou, its reciprocated 100% x

  4. Oh interesting story! These are my fav out of your latest makes too!

  5. They're beautiful, Lindsay. I'm glad you took the path you took.

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  7. Lindsay, I absolutely adore these!! They are gorgeous.