I made these earrings recently with cobalt blue brass rounded rectangles that I enameled. The heat of the kiln turned the brass a coppery color which I think works beautifully with the blue. It has just been a while since I fired up the kiln and I need to set all excuses aside and find some time to get back in the kiln room. It does take a decent chunk of time because of how long it takes the kiln to come up to temperature.
Well, in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this week’s crafty and beady links from some fabulous friends of mine.
Resin Crafts Blog
Sometimes it is best to just use resin as a glue!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Stamping on metal, Andrew created a series of pendants that have a positive message with the newsprint letter set from ImpressArt.
Downtown Abbey Inspired Earrings & Bracelet
Truth be told, the set wasn’t inspired by Downton Abbey. The earrings were inspired by a moonstone ring for which Eileen couldn’t find matching earrings. The bracelet was a recycling project of a filigree link removed to tighten a belt. But don’t they look quite Edwardian?
Snap out it,Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean reviews the fascinating jewelry design book, Soutache & Bead Embroidery by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
Mixed Media Artist
Dryer sheets? DRYER SHEETS?? Yup…they’re great!