|Red Heart Earrings by Hope Smitherman|
Hope grew up in the south. Presently she lives in Fairhope, Alabama in a lovely country home in the woods that she shares with her husband and their pets. She has been making jewelry for over 15 years.. Hope dabbles in lots of mediums. She also loves to go thrifting for items that she can use in her jewelry like buttons, ephemera, vintage beads, and all kinds of other quirky odds and ends. Her creative range enables her to make really unique pieces of jewelry. These red heart earrings are a perfect example of her using those skills to create a unique pair of earrings. The hearts for these earrings were cut from a gingersnap cookie tin from World Market. Brilliant find! I also appreciate the time and skill it takes to cut these hearts out. Hope then distressed the hearts, filed them smooth, aged, and sealed. That is a lot of work and requires lots of skills.
|Cherish Key Necklace by Crafty Hope|
|Pantone's Ultra Violet|
Her second choice is made up of the earthy colors turquoise and browns. I centered my bead choices around the large ceramic focal by Firefly Studio. I included some jasper beads, polymer clay beads, and wood beads. I included the turquoise beads because I love the size and color.
I also included a copper clasp by BayMoonDesign.
I packed everything into a box and sent it to Hope.
I suggest that you visit Hope's Etsy shop to look at more of her work. If you are in the southern Alabama area you can stop by her booth Southern Antiques and Accents in Fairhope (the one on Greeno Rd.) where she has a small boothtop.
Stop by my blog on March 26, 2018 to see what Hope creates with these beads. I know I can't wait to see what Hope comes up with!