Last Fall-Winter you might remember (well that's if you were stopping by my little Bloglandian digs then) that my little art sister Renate of Put a Little Magic in Your Life and I exchanged parcels of junk stashes. I know I got the long end of the stick on this deal. Renate sent all kinds of treasures she had found at the flea markets in her little part of Germany. One of the pieces, was this excellent red and yellow enameled pansy focal. I combined it with bright red and rose rubylite beads. No I'm sure they are rose and not pink!! Because we all know that I have a life threatening..well maybe more like bordering on huge allergy to anything PINK. Soooooo we are calling the lighter red stones rose!! K?? :) In between I spaced cute propeller type yellow with a bit of white... stones, I don't know what kind they are but I know there are rather lovely and the clerk at the bead store didn't know what they were. Therefore we decided they were "quartz" Cuz well it's just a good catch all name. For the clasp I used a cute vintage rhinestone 3 leaf clover earring. I added a bit of antique-ish brass jump ring chain for a bit of a relief from all that "rose" color! :)
I'm not a big fan of the matchy match necklace/earring sets. But I do know that lots of women are so I made a pair of earrings that could be worn with the necklace or not. I added just a bit of vintage sari silk to them. Ever the rebel and to cut down on the "cute" factor.
I made a couple of other pairs of earrings. One pair is made with some nice light yellow citrine and dark garnet beads.
The other pair is made with cobalt blue African trading beads and some kinda vase shaped amber colored (that quartz kinda) stones
Now I need some advice please!! When you kids are creating and selling your jewelry for art fair type venues do you sell necklace sets?? You know earrings and necklaces as a set??? Or do you sell the necklaces by themselves, Then sell earrings that could easily go with the necklace by themselves. I really don't know what to do so could you guys maybe take a minute or two and tell me what you do. And then if you do make earrings and necklace sets do you make the earrings as artzy or labor intense as you do for a pair you are making as a stand alone piece of jewelry??? Uuugggghhh I'm so confused and don't know what exactly works. PLEASE HELP!!!!
How about I give you a little time to leave me a few comments with your thoughts. While you are doing that I think I'll grab the new Belle Armoire Jewelry a cup of tea and head off to my comfy bed for a good read. In the meantime remember kids NOW is a perfect time to make a bit of art no matter where in the world you are