Monday, June 15, 2009

Friends and Favors

I love keys. These tiny little charms are from Patina Queen, they have a beautiful verdigris green patina on them and I've been hoarding them. And the antiqued brass wire I used is from her Etsy shop, too.

I was clearing away a workspace on the table, things seem to accumulate somehow, and the little bag with the keys got next to the box with
LeAnn Weih's circular ceramic disks.

Well, look at that! They have the same green color - NEAT! So of course I stopped the clearing away long enough to make this pair of earrings.

I should make more earring designs, they're fairly quick to make. Except for the part where I dig through all my storage box containers looking for just that perfect thing. So when they fall together like these did, I make time to grant their wish to be together.

I spent a lot of time in the studio this past weekend, finally got some new things made up for the ExpeditionD shop - and this pair of earrings is in the other Etsy jewelry shop too, if you've fallen for LeAnn's beautiful ceramic disks the way I did and want to wear these earrings.

I call them Mint Key Verdigris - because I like the way it sounds, and to me it describes how they look. Have you ever seen those wafer mints, the sweet minty candies? They remind me of those, so dainty!

Thank you again, LeAnn! It was fun working with these pretty little disks, now I want more - of course!

P.S. - the crochet cotton lace in the background of the photos is mine, it's a lacy circular collar shape I made up, just waiting to have a button or brooch added - do you think I should make some and list in the shop? Don't know if anyone would like to play with the handmade crochet lace in sewing or jewelry designs ... ???


sharon said...

The team of Summers Studio and Lynn Davis is fantastic. Beautiful color and design combination!

Kristin said...

Ack! I have to quit looking at these earrings! Every time I see them I want them more! Stunning, but then again, of course they are, Lynn and LeAnn are the best!

TesoriTrovati said...

I, too, love keys....that is my logo! I will be checking out the Patina Queen now! I like the name too. That does look yummy enough to eat! Enjoy the day! Erin

The Joy of Nesting said...


Like Kristin I have to quit drooling over these earrings. Either that or apply for a visa to work so I can afford my growing Lynn adiction!! :)

Oh and handmade lace is always wonderful to use. I love incorporating it in mixed media sewing projects :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Gaea said...

OH! Those are delish! The greenish color and the patina and the brass! OH MY!