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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Aztecs

Feeling like a complete change from what I've been working on lately - lots of soft blues and greens, pearls, wood, natural colours and seaside designs - I was itching to use some bright colours and geometric shapes.

I came across these lovely hand painted ceramic teardrops with Aztec patterns. The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico from 1300 to 1521. They made use of various designs in their warrior drawings,  paintings and the pictographs that adorned the walls of their temples. But bold and colourful was the name of their game. 



         For my first pair, I went long with bright copper twisted rings and  sunny yellow ceramic beads.


The second, clashing blues, pinks and red! The collars are wood, the beads Czech glass and vintage black ceramics.


Thirdly, moody grey, black and blood red with Czech glass, vintage ceramics and dark silver earwires. 



And lastly, a gorgeous green where the pyramid beads echo the border - those top beads are beautifully faceted vintage onyx. Again, with dark silver earwires. All the heavy duty dark ball end headpins are from Faerystones.




The drops are very versatile, and lend themselves to a variety of designs - you can really have some fun  with these, mixing and matching the block colours and shapes. Clash, contrast, or complement, they are colourful, striking and very cheerful. And boy, do we need cheer at the moment.

They'll be making their way over to my Etsy shop some time today. See you again in two weeks, and please take care everyone.

                                                           Lindsay xx

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14 comments:

  1. These are really fun and different. Great designs!

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    1. Hi Linda- thankyou. Take care my friend x

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  2. I love this set - those ceramic beads are just wonderful and your designs are fab, as ever! x

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  3. Beautiful Lindsay!! Love those ceramic beads too ❤️

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  4. I love this design! The beads really compliment each other. This is a design that can be work by many people!

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  5. Bold... bright & brilliant ❤️

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  6. Fabulous selection of earrings xx

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