Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

Lucky Number 11…That’s you, Cindi! March 19, 2014

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Well, I’m a couple of days late getting this giveaway finished…and I so enjoyed reading all the comments of those who entered. You all have had some amazing sounding bead shops in your life, in your home towns, or miles away, or on the web.

Thanks for sharing all the lovely reasons we love our bead shops.

And Cindi Bernloehr…it’s your lucky day! She wrote that it’s not just the beady goodness she loved in her store, but the wonderful people there, who were willing to mentor her as a new jewelry maker.  Yes!!

Here’s what will show up at Cindi’s doorstep very soon…

Three of the buttons I had so much fun making.

trio of buttons

And, I did say there would a surprise.  Not one, but two!

 I’m sharing some gorgeous sari silk ribbon I just got

and some of my favorite recycled glass beads from Ghana. 

ribbon bundle

blue beads

Thought I end today’s post with a pair of etched copper and opalite earrings.

The copper was cut from sheet metal, stamped with a design using StazOn ink, and etched in ferric chloride. After a thorough cleaning, I drilled the holes and domed them. Next, oxidized and polished them, then threw them into the tumbler. Final step was applying a Renaissance wax coating to seal the finish.

Seems like a lot of steps, but so worth the time and effort for this look!

Etched flower earrings


2 Responses to “Lucky Number 11…That’s you, Cindi!”

  1. Congrats to the lucky winner! Lynda, I just love the etched earrings….they are beautiful! I can appreciate the time and care that went in to making such a detailed pair of earrings. And wishing you much success with your line at the Bouncing Bead – sounds like a fantastic bead store – the only problem is its on the opposite coast! 🙂

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