Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wings n' Things

My normal jewelry design practice is to start a piece, then get sidetracked with family life, or another project I want to try, so nothing really gets finished.  I have loads of pieces sitting around in varying degrees of completion.

The last couple of weeks I have been trying hard to focus only on the unfinished, and not to start anything totally new (with the exception of some custom orders).  Sooooo, finally, I have some new earrings to show!

First up, some components I unveiled on a BTW post a while back...I added some yummy peach moonstone briolettes and sterling embellished earwires.  I wore these last Saturday to my PWF workshop and got lots of compliments:)

These next ones are the only thing I have managed to complete from my virgin etching adventure!  More to come. I added faceted prehnite briolettes and rondells.

Last, but not least, we have handmade bezels (don't look too close) that I filled with some washi paper and Ice Resin.  I dangled peridot Swarovski teardrops for a totally tropical look!

That's all for now, but I have some very cool things in the works!  Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. So beautiful.Warmest Regards,Cat

  2. Love your etched earrings, not done etching for ages, beautiful work.

  3. I can attest to the beauty of your earrings and to the fact that you have a friend with the same studio tendencies as you do! I was just thinking to myself this week that if a jewelry artist were to inherit my studio ... and all the stuff that goes with it ... she (he) would be able to make a sizable sum from my unfinished projects. I knew that whoever the person was would be someone who would actually finish projects because no one could be as bad as me ... and maybe you!

  4. Melissa, oh what beautiful earrings! Each so dangly and totally unique. I'm amazed at how you incorporated so many different techniques to create each pair!

  5. Thes are WONDERFUL! My personal favorite pair: the etched drops...just love them! Melissa, you rock~~you are persevering, and that's not easy. :-)

  6. Yup, those are the ones that i was coveting! I love the others as well, beautiful Melissa!

  7. Wow - lovely pieces!

  8. totally hear you there! i have unfinished or half-formed ideas lying around everywhere! i like to believe it's the sign of a fertile mind...your new creations are lovely! and a new look for you! isn't that fun? LOVE your resin earrings, makes me want to try! and your etchings are lovely--fabulous patina you have on there.

  9. Beautiful earrings!

  10. I am in love with those little bezels! The bright colors of the paper and stones really make them special. Kudos to you for focusing on the unfinished. I have a list of five things I need to make this weekend and zero are done. I got a total mental block while working on a project this morning and had to walk away. I kept adding more and more stuff to it and really it just wants to be simple. I don't know if I can let it be simple! So, I have to try again tomorrow.
    Take care!


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