This first pair has a set of teal gear links from Karen Totten that I've been hoarding. Lampwork spacers in burnt pumpkin from The Spacer Shop, topped with little Hill Tribes sterling silver leafy caps.
|Pumpkin Pie and Deep Blue Autumn Sky
I love violet with amber tones. These subdued beauties (that's how I like to think of my beauty, subdued) combine iolite, tiger eye, and Czech glass in "Alexandrite Fire", with some antiqued copper.
|Eye of the Violet Tiger (I know, it's a stretch)
|That Wheel in the Sky Keeps On Turnin'
This pair sports a set of hoarded Karen Totten stoneware fabulousness--I LOVE those tiny charms! Perfect size for earrings, and they're featherlight which is also great. I've paired them here with more iolite--faceted this time--and Czech glass in "carnelian." Antiqued copper.
|Pretend this has a great caption
|Happy Hour at Inishmore
|Thinking of David Carradine
I started a lot of these with the beaded earwires in my hand, scrolling through Design Seeds palettes. Sometimes I riffed off what was on the screen, and other times I was inspired to go off on a tangent. The ones below were me going off on a tangent. It seemed an unusual combination, so I just went with it. Dark amethyst Czech glass, followed by amber, ending with aquamarine.
I also made 12 more pairs of bead-wrapped earwires in brass, copper, and mixed metal over the weekend--on the boat! Turns out you can make a limited amount of jewelry on a boat; the boat just can't be moving, you have to be rather careful, and you have to choose something small and simple to work on because there's no room for crap on a boat. Fortunately the marina where we keep our boat is very, very calm and protected. Otherwise I would have barfed and there would be beads in every nook and cranny of the boat. Along with said barf.
So those 12 pair of earwires will be growing up soon and you'll probably have to look at those on here too. I also hope to do some simple bracelets soon with more of my stash (maybe using some of the same palettes here), and I am waiting for beads to come from Israel (I ordered those a long time ago so I'm not cheating) for a large custom order I am trying to finish. I will share some of those pieces with you after the customer has them in her hot little hands. I also have hopes to make a couple necklaces with some Duane Collins raku. And some Kristi Bowman buttons. Someday. I'm going to try not to hoard them.