by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
I had a pink variegated cotton lace doily, that I had originally picked up at a secondhand shop, for quite a while.
It adorned a pillow as its first assignment.
A while ago I took it off the pillow, and eventually noticed that if I cut it apart, I could make a few pairs of long pink earrings.
I haven’t made a collection of lace earrings for a while now, and was in the mood to make some.
I liked the variegation, but knew I needed to add another colour as well.
As I thought about it, I remembered that I had some bits of embellished green lace, from another collection that I had done quite a while ago, and saw instantly that they would be perfect to mount on my pink lace.
What ensued was a collection of green lace flowers and trees, embellished with aurora borealis crystals, pearls, beads and sequins, which I put onto ear wires.
The lace pieces are 2 1/2″ long, so they are substantial earrings, very noticeable earrings, but they are very light because of the lace.
I had one embellished green lace flower left, and decided to mount it onto a polished rose quartz heart with a sterling silver chain. It gives the pale coloured rose quartz a little pizzazz. 🙂
Some of these earrings kind of remind me of decorated Easter eggs.
They definitely remind me of spring, and were lots of fun to make!
Pink Pearls and Potpourri