Thursday, 23 April 2009

Swingin' Poppies ...

Things are still pretty hectic around here but I have managed to do a little bit of beadwork at last! First is my new range of earrings featuring ultra long sterling silver kidney earwires. The earwires themselves are nearly 5cms long and so once the flowers are added the earring is approximately 7cms from tip to tip. First in the range is Swingin' Poppies featuring a cute pair of little handwoven poppies in dramatic red and black.




I have a pair of these myself and although I wouldn't normally wear such long earrings, I have to say that as the wires are so thin and barely noticeable, you just get the effect of little flowers dancing round your neck - it feels great and very summery! I know they are not very clear, but here's a picture of me wearing my Swingin' Poppies.





I also made myself a pair of earrings to match a new blouse I bought for my holiday. I just happened to have some cylinder beads in almost exactly the same shade of green as the blouse and then I found some tiny freshwater pearls that seemed to complement the dots in the blouse perfectly. They are made using a combination of brick stitch and netting and hang from sterling silver Creole hoops.


11 comments:

  1. The poppies are so sweet! Let me know when you list them on Etsy so I can "heart" them for future Treasuries.

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  2. They are absolutely lovely! Since I love poppies, these may be my favourites of all!

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  3. Lovely! I think the poppies are so much fun, but I admire the blouse-matching ones as well.

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  4. Both pair of earrings are very pretty, but I especially love that shade of green!

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  5. Beautiful and fun! Love that green color!

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  6. Love the green earrings. The color match is perfect.

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  7. Gosh woman, you are already back from Spain, those images look amazing. Of course you are back, time flies. I remember Spain like that, the light, the flora, the mosaics. Great picture of you on the bench, I can just make out the earring. We can get Bead here now, my favorite newsagent stocks it, that is just going all out, great magazine. Love the earrings, the poppies are very fitting as it is Anzac day here today.

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  8. Love the poppy earrings, so summery and fresh!

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  9. Thank you ladies :0)

    B - I WILL be in touch, I promise ;0)

    Kerrie ♥

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  10. Is there any possibility in purchasing a pair of those gorgeous poppy earrings? please let me know upon the price and shipping possibilities to Romania, Brasov. Thank you

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