Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Featured :: Melinda Orr

I recently order several copper component pieces from Melinda of Orrtec. I have been working with Melinda for the past many months on Artisan Whimsy and loving every minute of it. But I realized that I'm creating with components from many designers, but have yet to with Melinda's work. I needed to rectify that pronto! So I put in an order, and wouldn't you know it she spoiled me! She was so sweet and sent me all kinds of extra pieces!

I love these red beads she included, which she tells me are dyed howlite. They are fantastic! I paired them up with copper components and beads from Melinda. The colors blend beautifully, and they have a nice weight to them.

Copper has not been a regular material in my repertoire, but it is making it's appearance! There are quite a few more projects in mid-stream with Melinda's components which will be making their appearance here. I do really love the copper that she sent me. And I am simply in love with this color combo of deep, deep red with copper! Now I am digging through my stash to see what else I can create with this style.

17 comments:

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Very cool with an old world vibe.

Kathy Lindemer said...

Very pretty! I love copper .

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh these are lovely Cynthia. I've always been drawn to copper and pairing them with the deep red beads was a stroke of genius!

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

Beautiful earrings!

Linda Y said...

Great job Cynthia. I love that howlite and what a great combo with the copper. I have always been a fan of copper and since silver is so pricey most of what I do now involved copper. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

Claudia Aguilar said...

The color of these earrings is fabulous.

Alice said...

I've been a fan of Melinda's components for a while now, and you have just reminded me that I'm due for another order.

Your earrings are beautiful!!!

BeadedTail said...

I love those! I saw them on FB this morning and they made me say "wow"! :)

Duni said...

Very elegant! Deep red and copper look wonderful together!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I like the red & copper together, too, and that dyed howlite is some of the nicest I have seen.

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love these colour tonings together. I'm a huge fan of copper, can't wait to see what else you do with this material!

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful combination!!! nice earrings!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Cynthia!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Ooh, the copper really complements the rich red. These are such elegant, striking earrings -- gorgeous with an updo!

Christine Altmiller said...

these are warm and inviting. they look like they have a good weight to them. nice, very nice :-)

Katherines Corner said...

lovely. Thank you for sharing at the hop my sweet bloggy friend xo

Magic Love Crow said...

These are simply stunning! Very rich looking!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The red looks great with the copper! I do not work with copper often either although it is such a beautiful metal. I love the patina is develops over time.

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