Enameled Copper Earrings Using Lace

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In addition to using copper tubing for drop earrings, I find that I return to using lace to get patterns on earring pieces. These are part of that process. First, the blue is enameled onto the prepared copper. Then lace is overlaid and white powder was sifted on for a second and possibly third torching. I love the blue although I have been told I used blue too much… I guess my favorites make it to production time more than the warmer colors.

I hope to see you at Handmade Omaha next week. Click this link for show information:
HANDMADE OMAHA April 16, 17.

Happy Spring!

Finished Enameled Copper Earrings


Some finished pairs for fall.
The clay beads can be matched for a similar look to the enameled beads.

New Torched Enamel Earrings


Finished pairs of recently torched earrings. I am making more of the clay drop pieces and they will be included in future pairs, but the more simple earrings are the ones I would find myself wearing, so they end up getting top billing.
I will have to have the clay as part of the pairs that I will include on Handmade at Amazon… Yep, I was invited to be a part of that and I’m very excited. Not sure when it will go “live” but I’ve been preparing descriptions and wrote my artist profile this weekend.
Visit: creativeclaycafe.com
for more on my clay work.
Deb

Fun with Enamel Today


I will admit that I am now an enameling addict. I can combine enameled beads now with newly created “dipped drop” pieces that I made out of clay with a special glazing technique. I am liking the results! Even though I would not personally wear the turquoise pair seen here (too large for my own liking) I have learned that there is someone out there that would LOVE them. Now pinning to Pinterest and also onto my Facebook Page, so “like” the page, comment on the pieces or share the photo…

Have a great week!
Deb

New Enameled Pieces

I’ve been playing with my clay and creating “drop” pieces to use with my torched copper earring pieces. I love the turquoise glaze effects on the sphere drops and, of course, the red squares with the white heart drops.

I’ll make more of these this weekend and will list some soon on my Etsy shop, which is “on vacation” right now. So many ideas… so little time. 🙂

Deb