Monday, May 10, 2010

Butterflies for Spring

Through all of my experimenting, I created these earrings. I thought to myself that I had created necklaces and bracelets with my tiles, but never earrings! Now I don't know how many of us would be bold enough to wear these, but I do think that they are fun! These contain Vintaj findings and some really fun lampwork beads by ArtbyLisi on Etsy. Go check out her shop!
I have always loved nature and all it's beauty. One of my favorite things is the Flighted Creatures. Not the nasty mosquitoes or wasps, but the birds and butterflies and maybe even bees. Of course I like to bring this passion out in my work.
On these, I used all Vintaj findings added my tiles and a Faceted Turquoise Rondelle, that I honestly think is most likely Howlite. I wish that bead vendors would stop deceiving us with false Turquoise, but it is almost impossible to tell true Turquoise from false without bio tests. It's too bad that they also add the high price of Turquoise to the Howlite, making us all dupes. Either way, the Turquoise in these earrings matched very well with the butterflies and so we move on. I think I will try a few other fun things with these tiles, I am not sure if I will make very many more earrings, at least until these sell. You can find my tiles and add them to your own creations in my Etsy store More Skye Jewels.

See you later this week!!

Marie

8 comments:

SueBeads said...

Hi Marie - I agree with you, just because it's pretty and blue and called turquoise instead of turquoise howlite doesn't make it "turquoise" - it annoys me as well! I love your "turquoise" earrings!

Patricia Wood said...

ooOOOoo... love these earrings!!

Jen V. said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous! And I'm with you on the howlite...I get so irritated when it's obvious the stones are not real turquoise and the dealers still act like they are...oh well, as long as they're pretty! haaaaaaa

Beatnheart said...

I love your tiles Marie...those butterflies are wonderful....

Elisa Day said...

These are lovely!

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

I love them!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those tiles :) I can't wait to get some more :)

Rebecca said...

Love the butterflies so much!! Turquoise and caramel is my current favourite colour combination!

Linda Cain said...

OMG! These are soooooo gorgeous!
Yes, I would love to get together and play!!!
Illinois...Alberta....a little bit away!

TFS!

Linda