One of my favorite blog hop hostesses is Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures so it is almost automatic for me to sign up for her hops. This one was especially enjoyable because it features Sheryl of Metapolies. Sheryl works in polymer clay but what I really love is the magic that she performs with patinas on metal.
As I have said, Sheryl does clay but I love her metal and I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful patined leaves along some Tiara crystal and green glass beads.
I was really thinking about trying to make up a necklace but those leaves were demanding to be made up into a pair of earrings. I fought it for a while and finally gave in. I ended up not using the green beads because the hole was just too tiny for the wire I was using so instead I added in some more Tiara crystal.
And I like I said, I love the various metal components that I can pick up from Metapolies so I made up another pair. The brass discs are from Metapolies and the lampwork beads are from StudioJuls.
Both of these pairs of earrings are currently for sale at Shaiha Designs.
Now that you have seen my humble offerings, be sure that you check out what all these other wonderful designers have come up with.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Marybeth Rich, A Few Words from within the Pines
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
LeAnne Loftus, First Impression Design
Leithleach Seodra, Alainn Jewelry