Monday, January 13, 2014

Featured :: Janet :: Honey From The Bee

While I was away a lovely Christmas package came from a friend of mine, Janet. 

Some of you may know her blog Honey From the Bee where she shows you some of her talents like photography, travel writing, painting, knitting, crocheting, and even hooking rugs. Seriously ... is there anything that Janet can't do? 

But of course my favorite is to see her jewelry. Deep colors, romantic style ... just simply gorgeous jewelry. You can check out her Etsy shop to see her work.

I was totally surprised when I got the package from Janet and opened it to find these beautiful, red lampwork glass earrings inside! Aren't they stunning! And so festive for the holidays! I've been sport'n these babies for days now.

There is a series that Janet created last year that is one of my top favorites from 2013: bullet casing earrings. Yep, I said bullet casings. I can't think of a better way to use bullets than to make these pretty etched earrings! She calls the series Flower Child, which she used the image of a protest in the 1960s with a man putting flowers into the barrels of a soldiers' guns. The soldiers were protecting the Pentagon during an anti-war demonstration.

This series also introduced me to a new favorite fiber bead (middle right earrings), which I am now the proud owner of an array of these beads from Jimena's Treasures. I used these copper & fiber coil beads in one of my designs for Christine's Vintage Wooden Spool Challenge back in November. Thank you Janet for my new earrings, introducing me to a new artist, and for your continuing friendship.

16 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

The red is gorgeous

Duni said...

I never would have thought to use bullet casings as part of an earring! They all look pretty. Love the honey bee earrings in her shop!

Memories for Life said...

I love Janet's work! What a beautiful gift!

Maryanne said...

Those earrings are beautiful. The red is such a rich deep color!

Christine Altmiller said...

Those cranberry earrings are gorgeous! I love the older look of them...like they have been places and seen things and have a rich history.
Janet can do SO many things and she does them all So Beautifully. Her bullet earrings are very unique and lovely~the beads she pairs with them and the brass etchings all come together into these tiny works of art. Honey from the Bee...the sweetest shop on the internet :-)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Thank you so much Cynthia for your kindness and sweet words.. .and the commenters! You know how much I admire you, too, I hope. I'm embarrassed by the extent of the compliments, but I'm going to sit here and let them sink in. lol!

BeadedTail said...

Her work is so lovely!

About Last Weekend said...

Those goldy ones on the left are so interesting, have never seen anything like this

Caron Michelle said...

Beautiful and unique designs - the designs have an old worlde look to them, beautiful! Lucky girl!

Karen said...

Lovely - what a nice surprise! And a pretty shop as well.

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a great surprise and beautiful gift! Her jewelry is stunning! Love the meaning behind the bullet casing earrings! Take Care ;o)

Marcela Gmd said...

Very pretty earrings!!!
Have a good week!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Claudia Aguilar said...

Lovely gift from your friend Janet!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Janet's earrings are beautiful! I love your new red pretties! The bullet casings look so cool. I was kicking myself from not grabbing a bunch at the shooting range. I literally had access to hundreds on the ground. There are so many possibilities with those pieces!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Really like her bullet casing earring. I have bought the bullet casing, but haven't tried etching them. But hers are special.

Your earring she sent you are the perfect pair for this time of year.

Shaiha said...

Those red earrings are gorgeous! And those bullet casings...they are incredibly unique and I am in love.

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