Saturday, October 21, 2017

The We're All Ears October Challenge

Moon Child

These earrings capture different phases of the moon.  All the pieces fit together in a tiny little puzzle.  The bottom crescent moon drops are by Inviciti.  The horned moon ceramic beads are by The Clay Hen.  The full moons are very old faceted crystals from a salvaged necklace.

This photo was shot very late in the evening with extremely low light.  I liked the way it turned out so I kept it anyway :D

Here are the same pair in daylight ... Much warmer colors ...I love them both!

Thanks for popping in, I was a day late posting this because it's been such a busy week.

Loralee xo

Monday, October 2, 2017

Art Bead Scene October Challenge!

Title:  Madame De Pompadour
Date:  1756
Medium:  Oil on Canvas

         The Necklace  ~

I purchased this lovely, handmade, ceramic shoe from a French bead maker named Valerie of  PoppyBis, some time last spring.  It was really just so perfect for this challenge!

First, I added a row of glass pearls to a hammered bar, then wired layers of Czech peach flowers using individual headpins.  I knew I wanted to do flower clusters all around the ornate shoe, but I had never done that type of wiring before, so I was on a learning curve. I really had to concentrate on keeping a clean and smooth look on the back.

Here is the back, to show you the wiring.  It 's very smooth and as tidy as I could make it.  I love that "Poppy" signed her pendant, that makes it all the more special.

The earrings ~

Beautiful ceramic earring charms by JosephineBeads; two shades of glass pearls; AB crown spacers.  It's hard to tell but the charms have raised areas that are accented in a silver finish.

I always learn something new with each challenge!  Can't wait to see what others did!

I will close my post as Valerie or "Poppy", always does with me~

*Kiss  ~ Loralee French!  :)

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