Last September, Michelle Buettner hosted a fabulous blog hop all about pearls.
Personally, this was one of my favorite hops of the year,
because I too love pearls and have a somewhat embarrassingly large cache of all kinds
that are used in many of my pieces of jewelry.
For that first hop, I challenged myself in one of my designs to pair pearls
with an unusual metal choice for me… Copper.
Here’s a look at that piece.
I was pleasantly surprised by the number of positive comments
about the copper with pearls.
So this time around for the Second (and hopefully, annual) Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Blog Hop,
I present to you… all copper and pearls!
The copper components were created by me, either from copper sheet
or thick copper wire from the garage (thank you dear husband).
Ear wires and headpins (some sterling silver) were also made by moi.
Proud to say that all the metal elements were artisan made.
Have to give a shout out to those oysters for their fabulous work on those pearls!
I love the richness that these colored pearls add to the patinaed textured copper.
This last piece was inspired by the work of Shel herself…
Pearls and copper crimp beads on silk cord
with an etched and soldered copper cross.
If you want to know more, her resource page on all things “Pearls” is a must read,
To see the other lovely, pearly creations of the 2014 Pearls Blog Hop, go HERE.
Thank you, Shel, for inspiring all of us to appreciate
and create with this most lovely of gems.