Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dreaming in Grey

I know, I know. I've been bad lately about posting the jewelry I'm working on. I assure you all that I really have been working quite diligently on several projects. But, I can't post them as I am sending them in for submission to magazines. They have some strict guidelines about showing anything before things are published. So, fingers crossed! They accept one or two of them, so it is worth the wait.

I thought I'd share a pair of earrings that I was working on last weekend. I saw these great Medieval looking charms at a bead show just before Christmas. They are a bit off-centered, which adds to their old-world style. I paired them up with a simple grey moonstone that I thought matched wonderfully; adding just a touch of elegance. 

But when I got to connecting them to an earring post, they were hanging sideways! So I created a freeform beaded arc with micro seed beads. I didn't want to overwhelm the charm. I could see these earrings with a beautiful grey velvet, Lady Marian style dress with those big draping arms and princess cut waist. A girl can dream, can't she?

18 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

I like your image! I can see it! Grey moonstone, beautiful! Very creative putting a free form beaded arc! I think it works perfectly ;o) I have my fingers crossed ;o) Take Care ;o)

Mama Zen said...

They're beautiful!

Memories for Life said...

So pretty! And the gray is great for so many outfits!
Fingers crossed all your submissions make it into magazines!!!

Tania Covo said...

Beautiful! Grey, Medieval inspired jewellery is right up my street. I love them!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Ooooo,and again I say oooooo. Grey. Medieval. What could be better?

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work Cynthia! I love how you were able to make the piece work by adding those seed beads. The moonstone is a perfect complement.

Good luck with your jewelry submissions. I hope they get published!

Gloria said...

Pretty earrings!

Hope you get into the mags!

Chelsea St.Pierre said...

HELLO MY LOVELY, I ADORE THE EARRINGS!i am holding a gratitude giveaway on my blog till tomorrow night.I would love you nd your followers come over and take part, it is super easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!tight hugs

Christine Altmiller said...

Beauties! Love how you solved the "off-center" problem. The color and the vibe and flow are very elegant and pretty.

Erika said...

Very pretty and I like how the arc worked with the design.

Bobbie said...

Oooh, lovely! When I first saw the charms, I thought you had tatted them and then added tiny beads to the edge - they are so delicate and beautiful, even more so because of how you've enhanced them. Flat-out elegance!

Caron Michelle said...

Oooh - these are gorgeous - lovely soft grey tones blending beautifully together -just lovely!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Beautiful! Their beading and slight off-centredness add to their artsy, bohemian charm :)

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Kashmira said...

That beaded arc!!! OMG!!! You're a genius!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

This is a very girly piece!Congrats!

Patti Van said...

I love that arc! You are so freaking creative! Beautiful earrings!

Additionsstyle said...

Lovely earrings, and the grey moonstone is perfect finishing touch.
Valerie
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