Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I Have Lampswork Headpin Addiction due to April AJE Component Challenge Reveal

 
Photo of Murrini lampwork components by Jen Cameron

This month I have the pleasure of participating the April AJE Component of the Month Reveal. Jen Cameron of Glass Addictions gave me the choice of selecting a murrini (pictured above) or spiral (pictured below) lampwork headpin component on 18g copper wire. 
Photo of Spiral lampwork components with 20 gauge copper by Jen Cameron
When making my choice I thought about the fact that the spiral (looks better from the side) and the murrini (looks better from the top).  I decided to go with the Murrini lampwork headpin.

Pink Flower earrings by BayMoonDesign available in Etsy shop

I received two murrini lampwork headpin on 18g copper wire made from Jen.   My assignment was to create something using one or both of the headpins.  Since murrini headpins look best viewed from the top, I took that into consideration when coming up with a design.  I created a pair of earrings that show off the copper headpins.

I created these handmade artisan pink flower earrings with purple highlights on copper earwires. The petals of the flowers are purple in the center and pink on the outside. They are handmade and enameled. The very center of the flowers has Jen's component made of pink and lime green glass on copper wire. The flowers hang from copper wire with what looks like a vine made from copper. Copper earwires are used. These are long earrings that are 2.5 inches from the curve at the top of the copper earwire.

 I love how these look like pretty pink flowers hanging from a long vine. I also like how easy it is to work with the 20 gauge copper wire.  I found it very pliable so making the vines was not difficult.

 Thank you Jen for your lovely components!  Please visit all of the participants of this reveal and see what they did.  I know I can't wait to visit them.


If you are looking for a handmade artisan Mother's Day gift for May 12,  please stop by my Etsy shop. From now to May 11, I am offering 12% off orders of $20 or more.  Just use the code MOM12.

Last Day to Enter My Giveaway!

I won these 3 darling bird beads by Blueberribeads.  I have decided to share 2 of them.  I gave 1 to my Bead Soup Blog Hop partner Jayne.   I am giving the second one away to a lucky person who wins a random drawing for it.  Anyone who comments on my blog can earn 1 entry.   Following my blog earns another entry.  A third entry can be made by liking my Etsy store.  Of course, I kept 1 for myself and I made it into a necklace that is  in my Etsy shopThis necklace would make a very cute Mother's Day gift.

Like my store at: http//www.baymoondesign.etsy.com
or 
Like my Baymoondesign  facebook page.
The winner will be announced May 1, 2013 on my blog.

28 comments:

  1. I really like those earrings! Absolutely lovely. I think I might have a lampwork headpin addiction, too...

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  2. Very pretty earring s Kathy.

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  3. Those are such pretty earrings! Nicely done

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  4. Such sweet earrings! I love the enameled flowers!

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  5. Pretty and delicate, love your earrings!!

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  6. I love the earrings - they remind me of the dogwood tree in my yard - one of my favorites.
    I would love a chance to win the bird. - I have liked your FB page

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  7. I have also liked your etsy shop. Thank you for the chance.

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  8. Very pretty! I love how used the murrini.

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  9. Kathy, your earrings are so darling! I also like how you photographed them against that white starfish.

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  10. Your earrings are lovely.

    As for the bird bead, I don't know how you can part with it, but I'm sure it would love to live with me. (You'll see why when you see my shop name...)

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    1. Well bantering bird, your jewelry is lovely!

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    2. Thank you, neighbor! (well...almost). Yours is too!

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  11. Love these, Kathy!!! The pink and purple flowers really set off the murrini nicely :)

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  12. What sweet little blooms you created! So far I have seen so many lovely flowers coming from these swirls of glass. I just love the soft colors. They are adorable! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  13. Very pretty and perfect for spring/summer! Thanks so much for participating in the design challenge this month at the last minute! I love seeing how people use these little guys.

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    1. Thank you for inviting me.
      It was a great experience.

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  14. Wow, what great earrings! I love the design, and how well you showed off those headpins!

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  15. Beautiful earrings! I liked reading your thought processes and will be a new blog follower!

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  16. WOW those little earrings are bursting with summer love! I am so happy you were able to win them!!!! Yeah I totally want that bird ya know! LOL

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  17. I love the beautiful flowers you created, and enameled pieces match beautifully. You are so right that headpins with artwork on them call for specific design angles to be seen in their glory. Andrea

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  18. Very pretty colors - so spring! I think it was great to showcase the Murrini design from the front! Lovely!

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  19. I've seen so many beautiful ideas on this hop for (finally) using my hoarded lamp-work headpins. Your flowers are gorgeous, Kathy!

    Thanks for offering birdie, too. I am already following your blog and your Etsy shop.

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  20. Your enamel work goes perfectly with these head pins. I love the earrings!

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  21. Beautiful earrings! It's fun to see what everyone is doing with the headpins. Thanks for a chance to win the bird!

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  22. I am now following your blog. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  23. Gorgeous earrings! You did a fantastic job!

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  24. So pretty! Love the earrings! Wish I saw this sooner, I love that little bird bead ;)

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  25. Lovely earrings - everything is so bursting with flowers right now, they fit perfectly :) I don't know how you can part with that gorgeous bird - but if you insist, I love birds (I have on in the bush in front of my window, waiting to get a few fluffy in a few more days :) )

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