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52 earrings: #50 Emperor’s Orange

A very bright combination this time!

#50 Emperor’s Orange

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I paired my bright orange swily lampwork cylinders with wooden discs painted a deep lapis or cobalt blue. They’re wire-wrapped onto large rounded copper earwires.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 49 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #39 Greenwood

These earrings use the same 8-thread shippou kumihimo pattern as the last pair, but done the right way round this time!

#39 Greenwood

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They were also one of those pairs that require sitting around, staring at them, procastinating a bit, staring some more… until an idea arrived of what design to go with. I didn’t want to thread wire through them again, since although that gives a solid framework to hang beads off, it also stiffens the braid up. The braid is again quite thin and splits in two to make a loop, joins together, splits again, and is made of soft embroidery thread so I didn’t want anything heavy that would fray it. I had some assorted green lampwork beads out from the last pair, but lampwork is comparatively heavy. Then my eyes alighted on these big but very light wooden disc beads. Just right!

I took a strand of each of the three colours of embroidery thread that are in the braid, made a knot on the end to hold the wooden disc and threaded it through the loops in the braid a couple of times, coming out on the opposite side and knotting on the other disc there. I cut the threads fairly close to the knots and squished the cut ends so they fan out like little fronds. Repeat for the other disc pairs.

The tops are wire-wrapped with flame patinated copper and hang from copper earwires.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 38 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #35 Autumn Embers

These earrings use chunkier copper wire and some of my lampwork spacers.

#35 Autumn Embers

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I used some lampwork spacers I had that were variously-struck shades of orange. They’re spaced out by little wooden rondelles. I wire-wrapped the frames in copper wire, double-wrapped the tops and added copper earwires.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 34 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #27 OctoKumi

And here are the next pair of kumihimo earrings! These are the octagonal braid and I put all sorts of beads on the tassel ends.

#27 OctoKumi

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There’s a little lampwork spacer hiding in there on each earring, along with Czech crystal, wooden rondelles, acrylic beads, crackled crystal and little seed beads in teal and brown. These are long but still comparatively light. The tops are wire-wrapped in the end of my flame patinated copper.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 26 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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