Friday, March 07, 2008

Full Circle

Gee wiz. A banner. Finally. A bit pixelated, I see, so I'll need to go back and tweak that a bit, but I'm so happy to be rid of the boring black. Yay!

Lots to show and tell!

I love trying out new surfaces to paint on, as you well know, and so last month I picked up some killer neat engraved bone beads from the bead store. One side of the beads is blank, the other is engraved with a playing card design to make these little gems look like mini playing cards! How swell is that? So, thought I, I wonder if I could paint on that blank side and turn these little things into something marvelous.

Here's the result...Neat, no? A couple of drippy earrings picturing circusy tents and bowler hats, what could possibly be better? I went all out with these to ensure the materials are all top-notch, so all the wire and ear hooks on these is sterling silver.

You can see the backs of the bone card beads in this photo:
Both pairs of earrings will be uploaded into the shop on Monday for eager ears. These were quite labor-intensive and completely, utterly, one-of-a-kind. Replicas will not be made (I would like to try this idea out again at another time perhaps, but I won't be painting the same designs again to keep everything fresh). *Edit: The circus tent earrings are now sold! Thank you!*

I'll be back with another post on Sunday!


Anonymous said...

those are fantastic!! I love how beautifully your whimsical work has translated into jewelry. :)

Art Kitten said...

Wow I love these! They are perfect for your style, I especially love the circus tents (although I do have a thing for bowler hats, I love Magritte). Absolutely lovely.

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you, ladies! :)

Rachel said...

cute! I saw those at the bead store when I went with Karlyn on Saturday. I thought they were pretty clever, but I wouldn't have thought of earrings. :) neat!