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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Earrings and Bracelet - Southwest Flavor

I have recently started buying lampwork art from a couple of etsy suppliers and I love their work.  The first is Outwest.  She makes beads that really capture the flavor of the west.  The second is Lynda Cogbill.  Her beads are broader in style, but I was drawn to this set of southwest beads.

The turquoise is from another etsy seller that I recently discovered.  Her products are great, her selection is managable, and her service is perfect.  Most of all, she is friendly.  Take a look at  Rosemary's shop sometime you have a moment.

I rarely use an entire set of lampwork in one piece because really good lampwork by a really good artist can make a piece very pricey, but this set was an exception.  It would have been like splitting up ninetuplets (or whatever you would call a litter of 9).  I simply separated with faceted pyrite, added some wavy copper spacers and stuck on a clasp.  That wonderful little heart turquoise magnesite bead also came from Rosemary's shop.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them.

6 comments:

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Beautiful! I agree ... those beads go perfectly together.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your southwest flavor in your jewelry making. You are tops!
vickie

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the mention today - I absolutely love your designs. You are so creative!
Rosemary

Marti C. said...

Very nice, as always!

NeverTooOld said...

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sophie watkins said...

Love the combination of both pieces and thank you for sharing the shops! Very helpful for all us jewelry techies out there!!