May 5, 2011

Cherry Picking and Silver Robin

Here are a few necklaces I made in collaboration with B'Sue Boutiques. I wanted to make some things using a majority of items from her shop, including the Earthenwood items that she now carries, like the red links, hearts, and robins shown in today's post.

 "Cherry Picked" was made with one of my bright red hearts and links, complimented by an ornate antiqued brassy bird and ring and two brass leaf stampings that I painted with paint daubers and alcohol inks.  I love manipulating metal pieces to create unique forms for jewelry.  I bent and twisted the leaves and drilled them and even the bird was manipulated by getting a drill hole through the head and the tail made into a loop.

"Silver Robin" was made with some of my favorite antique silvery nature themed components.  This is a fun and simple necklace...everything just linked together with a few jump rings, but the pieces are all so perfectly chosen to compliment each other, it is a really fun theme piece.

B'Sue has a great challenge going on... Five and Dime Style jewelry with an animal theme.  Check it out... there is still time to enter!

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.


  1. Sweet! I love this. Such a great cherry cheery glaze!
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Lovely designs! Really enjoy the POP factor of the reds. Nicely done!