Wild weather, wacky designs

We had a burst of extreme wind today. I thought it was a tornado but it probably wasn’t. Trees were bending nearly to the ground, roof sheets were rattling and the house was being buffeted. During this time of wild weather I started putting things together in a way I would not usually do…and I am quite pleased with the result.

I had been playing all weekend at adding patina and various finishes to a range of cheap old lucite beads, bead caps and any other metal thing I could get my hands on. I did some nice mossy green patinas on my etched copper parts and also grunged up some old beads.

Here are some necklaces I made by layering together a whole range of completely unrelated but somehow cohesive beads and parts.

Crazy pendants

 

And from afar you can see the full glory of these new pendants.

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And earrings, made with my own etched copper, with a green patina added.

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Some lovely pink and black earrings. The black bead is one I LOVE so much. It is a lucite bead from the 1950s that had a copper coating. I oxidised it to within an inch of its life…and paired it with a hot pink vintage glass bead.

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These earrings are very cool – lovely oxidized copper lucite beads, red Sherpa glass and handmade glass rustic balls.

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