Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Loops, leaves, and heart


The loopy earrings above are a new experiment, my original, no pattern. I used a Celtic shuttle (such as the type sold on Handy Hands Tatting) to weave in the loops. I wire wrapped the earwires of niobium myself, a technique I learned in Lisa's Craftsy class.
Actually, the base of the pattern will be one of the classes that I'll teach at IOLI convention in 2016 as a beginner/intermediate pattern, but the fancy loop layer is not included. I think everyone should be encouraged to have their own creative time and the fun of discovering new possibilities. 


The leaf earrings are both patterns that are already in my Etsy shop and Craftsy pattern store. I think hand dyed thread is great in autumn leaves!



The Unfolding Heart pattern is also one that I've had available for quite a while. The pattern itself does not include anything about beads. I added the beads, lock charm, and brass filigree to make a unique necklace. So often people ask how they can make something to look exactly like the picture. But, it's better to take the ideas learned and change things up a bit to come up with something that's different, don't you think? No two leaves, snowflakes, flowers, anything in nature is an exact duplicate of another. Nature loves variety!

7 comments:

God's Kid said...

Stunning jewelry!!! :) The top pair of earrings is so unique it really captures my attention!! :) And I just love the leaf earrings, and the heart looks fabulous all "dolled" up!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

You are getting very artistic and love these new styles and colors!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

So now you're making your own ear wires? You are amazing! I love your loopy earrings!

Corina said...

Oh lovely jewelry! I love your style and use of colours!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks!
Diane, yes, I learned how to make earwires by watching some of the other Craftsy classes! I like being able to finish off my handmade earring with a handmade finding :)

Jane McLellan said...

Yes, ideal if a pattern can inspire someone to make their own version.

KoralikiBeaty Beata said...

wow wow wow