Monday, October 29, 2012

Catching Up - Earring Exchange

I'm participating in the fall earring exchange over at Lampwork Etc. Each participant makes between 3 and 5 earrings, and then gets the same number of pairs back. I love unusually shaped ear wires, and am quite pleased with the results of these 5 pairs. I love some of them so much that I'm trying to recreate the beads to get a couple of pairs for myself!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Solar Flare Blog Hop

If you're reading this, I know you're thinking that I haven't posted in a while. Its been a month filled with being out of town and all that entails. But I'm back home and very excited to share new things with you! I joined the "Solar Flare Blog Hop - the challenge was to create a piece of jewelry around this picture:

I loved the pinky-oranges, and set to work creating a set of lampwork beads in a creamy alabaster glass with plenty of rose and apricot glass swirled in. Add to that a couple of darker lampwork beads for contrast, and some matte gold metal beads, and here's the result:

My favourite bit is the gold leather knot:

If you'd like to check out the other work, here's a link to everyone else participating:
Gloria Allen
Shawn Marie Mills
You are here : Karin King
Alicia Marinache
Pam "The Crazier Sister Blog"
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Delia Marsellos-Traister
Dana Lang
Mischelle Fanucchi
Jessica Murray
Cynthia Abner
Charlie Jacka
Shannon Hicks
Zoe Marcin
Rebecca Sirevaag
Miranda C. Ackerley
Paula Winchester Hisel
Lynn Jobber/Lo/The Creative Klutz
Alenka Obid