Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shop update - earring festival

I updated a whole bunch more stuff today! Let's check it out...


Avalon - amethyst earrings- so pretty and simple, I'm thinking of making another pair! I've had these stampings for ages and never really 'vibed' with them, of course after I smashed them with the hammer and cut them in half and aged them and sanded them back, we got along much better. :D



Rings of Akathros - rock crystal rock n roll!  There's some serious tribal sci-fi happening in these babies- wish I could make a few of these but the long twisty bits came from the thrift, so I'm unlikely to find more. Sad face.


These are simple and super rustic - bones of the ancients - it's getting really hard to find decent Tibetan bone beads now, most ones available seem new made for the craft market and therefore not quite as grungy.

I appear to be on a bit of an earring festival this week- I'm tinkering with bracelets as well and I have some cuffs I want to finish, but necklaces seem to elude me. For some strange reason there's so much energy required to work a necklace- nothing I come up with sits quite right. But hey whatever- everyone loves earrings!


Tunisia - hammered metal hoops with the most amazing raw amethyst flints. I love how the purple of the amethyst enriches the orange on the metal- and then that little flash of real gold..!

And then there are these babies! Woodstock! I love these, I wish my neck were longer so I can wear them. The huge discs of shell came from the thrift, hopefully I can hunt down some more. 

I have more to update but quite frankly that will do for now.I want to clean off my desk and get some more stuff up in Fagin's Daughter as well. Oh I do love to set out more daily tasks than I can handle...

12 comments:

Patty said...

Tunisia...those colors make my eyes hum in a good way. Gotta go check your shop.

Lela said...

Rings of Akathros! Yes...rock N roll. Very cool.

Also, I like the post processing on your photos.

Alice said...

There's nothing like pounding and cutting stampings to make the toe the line! As for making earrings, I have to force myself to make bracelets and necklaces otherwise I would be making earrings all day, every day.

I love all your earrings, especially 'Rings of Akathros'!

Flotsam Tide said...

Swooning over here, all these earrings are just beautiful, Rinks of Akathros are perfect sci fi music festival chic. Loving everything! Those ceramic beads on bones of the ancients are loaded with texture... gorgeous stuff.

richelle said...

I love all the jewel purple! In Hawaii, I saw a huuuuuge chandelier made with those transparent shell discs.

Jenny said...

Love your new creations, especially the "bones of the ancients" earrings.Primative gorgeousness....

La Fileuse said...

I'm amazed with everything, here. All your new earrings are so beautiful ! ^^

fanciful devices said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Blackwillow Boho said...

When there's only you to push yourself it makes it all the more sweet don't you find? :D Nice earrings btw xx

Anvil Artifacts said...

delicious earrings one and all! please remind me after I'm all unpacked to dig out some big shells for you. They're white, gorgeous and I'm happy to share once I find them.

fanciful devices said...

ok, what are the lower beads in 'bones of the ancients'? so grungy and yum. but my faves have to be the big fat poorple woodstocks! so arabian looking i luuuuv them. yay you!

quisnam said...

Really liking these earrings particularly the swirly whirly ones.