Saturday, May 25, 2013

Featured :: ZnetShows Sea Glass

I wanted to really play up on the richness of the orange sea glass from ZnetShows and decided to pull our some charms that I got when we were traveling in Spain a few years ago. I picked these up in Toledo. They are a technique called Damascene where they score metals and oxidize the unmarked areas. I blogged about our trip to Spain awhile back.

I wanted the charms to lay flat on the sea glass, but to do that I had to make my own kidney wires. Typically the wires only have room for a single charm. But with the thickness of the glass I needed to make a larger loop. Making wires are actually not difficult at all to make. One more thing I ask myself why I buy them if I can make them so easily? Hmmmm, note to self.

For this second pair (same glass shape) I used a pale yellow, etched glass leaf. The earwires are copper from Melinda of ORRTEC. The copper gives it a little more rustic look, which I really love. With these earwires I also had to re-shape them to widen the loop to fit both pieces, but that was easy enough. These are a sweet little pair and I just love the simplicity of them.



This orange sea glass is so unusual -- they look awesome paired with the charms, like Moroccan tiles or something equally exotic :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The Damascene pair are my favorites here! It is a stunning combination.

I have a Damascene cuff bracelet that I bought probably 30 years ago when the King Tut exhibit was touring the US.

Caron Michelle said...

Loving this series - this is a gorgeous colour glass!

BeadedTail said...

So pretty and how cool you made your own earwires! I need to try that one of these days too.

Magic Love Crow said...

These are gorgeous! Good for you making your own ear wires!

Christine Altmiller said...

GREAT job with those kidney wires! Wow! I really like the charms on those. and the white leaf on the glass is so pretty. very soft. i like that "barely there" appearance.

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