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Impressionist Water Lily Earrings

Apr 10, 2013
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Part of the fun as a designer is finding the occasional one of a kind piece and designing around it. I picked up these locally handmade pewter water lily beads last summer, and this srping, made a Monet painting of them. I mixed them with Czech Picasso glass rondelles, frosted Tohos, and handmade borosilicate Unicorne beads for the mix of splashed colors and finishes that one finds in Monet's paintings.

These earrings were designed to be sold as a fundraiser for my friend Pastor Jo Tipple's C2C bicylce ride across North America this year for poverty alleviation. For more information, please see my etsy listing at or my Haunted Fox Jewlery and Designs Facebook Page:!/media/set/?set=a.547103025340702.1073741829.136398873077788&type=1

As always, I appreciate you stopping by to see my beadwork designs, and welcome constructive feedback on my work.



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ottercat wrote
on Apr 10, 2013 2:27 PM

Lovely design -- definitly Monet.  I noticed that some of the jump rings are gapped in the last picture (translucent white bead on bottom earring; translucent amber bead on upper earring).  Great work; thanks for sharing.  Ottercat

hauntedfox wrote
on Apr 10, 2013 3:24 PM

Thanks- I noticed that too. My studio has been too cold to work in, and the light in the dinig room is awful. Before sales I always go back through and tighten everything up, as I do not have a soldering setup. I cut my own rings, and made these slightly off-kilter on purpose, but you are right about the gaps. Even with flush cutters, they are the pkague of my existence at times.