Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ear Art!

I spent delightful hours in my workshop on Monday night. I don't often get the chance to do that. It is normally a few minutes here or there because of our busy household. I love my kids, I think they are the most amazing little people I have ever known. Sometimes however, Mommy NEEDS a little creative time to rejuvenate and feel whole.
I was feeling Victorian of something! lol. At least that is what these earrings remind me of. I have no idea why I make the the things I do in the way that I do. They just sort of happen! I literally sit there and start grabbing stuff and things just appear in my hands.
I have had these large flower bead caps sitting in my stash for a while now. I was not sure how they were going to be used. Recently I sent off a bunch of my stash to my sweet friend Amanda and ended up re-organizing my whole stash of beads! It took hours, but I am much happier with the way I have things mixed. I still need a place to put all my pearls but I think I will save up a little before I expand some more.
I find myself gravitating towards Vintaj findings. I have so much metal; copper, brass, silver, pewter, and gun metal grey...but I always end up back to my favorite, Vintaj Brass! The richness of the metal, the ornate filigree and all the different things I see these things becoming always leave me in awe.
A few months ago I don't think I would have mixed these two colours together. Turquoise and red! Now, I love it! I might have to make a bracelet to match! I am surprised by how much the combination appeals to me.
I am not sure how this combination came about, I was after all in my Czech glass stash! I guess they just needed to be made. My original intention I think, was to combine the Czech glass with these Swarovski crystals and I guess somewhere along the way that idea derailed and became Crystal and Aquamarines! What ever it was, I like it!

I have a few more, but just in case I don't have time to create anything in the next day or two, I thought I would save them for another post!

These will be going in my Etsy shop either today or tomorrow, it all depends on my Husband and his studying.


p.s. I want to send out a special Thank You to my new Friend Heather at Humblebeads for her help and for all the wonderful tips she has given me. What a fantastic woman Heather is, to give of her time when she is so busy and has so little of it for herself. I wish her all the best!! Please visit her blog to find all her links :)



Heather Powers said...

Thank you Marie, that's very sweet of you!

I'm liking the new earrings.

Silver Parrot said...

I love all the new earrings - you did a great job with them!