May 5, 2011

Earthenwood Design Team: Eggs



Last night I got the package from Interweave with my jewelry from Wire Style 2. I was so pleased to finally get it back, because it allowed me get in the studio to work on "other" things instead of jewelry to put in the shop. I was able to sit down and create with the new Egg series from Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood Studio. She really outdid herself with these, they are so fun! I received the teal blue version of the egg shaped toggle, egg charm, and matching connector bead. I love the crackle finish of these!

Green Girl Studios birds landed in this necklace design and are a perfect match with the eggs. The bird toggle works perfectly with the egg toggle ring. Along the front of the necklace are fancy polymer clay coin beads from Pamela Wynn. They are stunning, and I was so thrilled that I could mix in the little rust colored petal dots- which move back and forth in between over the silver seed beads. Asymmetrically placed at the front is the egg dangle and a wire wrapped flying bird. The bird took me awhile to figure out how to attach it to the necklace. The first try was a headpin strung through it but it is a heavy little bead and kept flopping the wrong way. Wire wrapped this way, worked much better. The connector is the transition between the front beaded clay beads, and the back beaded section- which is Czech glass rondelles and glass pearls.

Right before I attached the wire to the connector, I quickly though of Barbara's FLY bezel pendant that she had sent me and the coloring is a perfect match. Although a quick last edition, I am quite happy with the turnout! I am so pleased with how this piece turned out. I am finally feeling like my mojo is returning and I can actually focus on jewelry that takes me more than 30 minutes to make.


Be sure to check out the other team members from the Earthenwood Design Team:










20 comments:

  1. You've brought all of those elements together masterfully Lorelei. I love melanie's new crackled elements and Pam's gorgeous beads really bring it all together.

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  2. The crackly eggs from Earthenwood are awesome and I am loving Pam Wynn's beads. Great design, Lorelei and wire wrapping that GGS bird worked out fabulous!

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  3. Lust! Lust! I love your work!

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  4. I always enjoy your talent! You have the most amazing way of putting things together just right..... :)

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  5. Hi Lorelei, those crackle eggs are amazing and a perfect compliment to a spring design,and i love how you incorperated the bird element so well thoughtout, you just never disappoint with any of your creations and are a true inspiration take care ttfn L:)

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  6. What a lovely work of art! Love the crackle eegs and the way you put this piece together. You inspire me to get to work on new designs. Cheers!

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  7. Those crackle-glazed pieces are just lovely, aren't they? I love how this necklace came together, simply gorgeous, as usual ;)

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  8. this necklace is sooooooo beautiful

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  9. Perfect Lorelei. I love all of the art beads you've included and those gorgeous fat glass rondelles - I think I bought some the same last time I was in Edinburgh! Had never seen them before so snapped some up. Great minds, eh?! Beautiful job as always :-)

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  10. I love the colors of this piece, so pretty. Susan M.

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  11. Very lovely! That blue is beautiful and I love how you paired it with the unexpected of Pam Wynn's amazing polymer clay. The components from Miss Melanie are so beautiful paired with other beads like this, and come in such great colors (I got a pale pink). Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  12. Love the color palette and those new components are really nice. The polymer beads are perfect and I can't imagine it without them.

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  13. Bravo! Some of my favorite people all in one necklace. (Well, not actually... IN the necklace, but you know what I mean.) Great job. I am particularly smitten with the color combinations. I always think of ancient Egyptian jewelry when I see that beautiful turquoise and gold combination, but you've done wonders with it punching it up with a bit of warmth and some coppery reds. NICE!

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  14. I think this is one of my favorite necklaces from you to date. I absolutely love it!

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  15. What a beautiful necklace! I love Maelanies new line of crackled components. Those polymer clay beads are also spectacular.

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  16. Hey, just to let you know I just blogged about some of your earrings here:

    http://songbeads.blogspot.com/2011/05/etsy-earrings.html

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  17. I love how you combined all the different elements into a pleasing whole. Lovely.

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  18. This is really lovely, Lorelei. I love the way all the components play with and off each other. Great job!

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  19. The elements put together in asymmetric pattern is creating a very enchanting look.Love the cool color scheme.

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