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Création de bijoux insolites

samedi 10 mai 2014

Blog hop reveal day!

My first ever blog hop!


My partner is Solange from Ahowin

Here is what I got from her, back in March:


Clockwise from left to right:  abalone shells, green aventurine, MOP beads, various shell beads, handmade polymer clay headpins, a huge slab of agate and another pair of handmade headpins.  Lucky me :)


I spent a looooong time trying to decide how to best use the focal. It wasn't drilled, and I didn't want to take my chances with it, so it was either glue it on something or glue a bail to it.
But... I chose a third option.  Using crystal clay, I made a cool (hopefully) assemblage using an old and rusty metal lid as backing.  I inserted the agate, a few bits of abalone, used some gold leafing and patina/paint, sealed the whole thing.. Voilà!

The trade beads are from my stash, I added some gold patina. 


Itty bitty earrings, with MOP and shells.


 I added some moss agate, and a couple components from my stash, plus some gold leafing to match the necklace.  So that was my first blog hop.  I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Now I'll go visit as many blogs as I can.  

If you'd like to view the list of persons taking part, here is link to Lori's blog


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51 commentaires:

  1. Beautiful designs Emmanelle, I love every one of them. I've had great fun playing with mine!!!

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  2. Love what you did with the focal. Very creative and gorgeous. The earrings are fabulous, too.

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  3. Great solution for using the focal. And your earrings are fab too!

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  4. i love that goldleaf pendant with the stone.

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  5. Perfect treatment of the un-drilled focal. Beautiful!

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  6. The focal is awesome and I just love that necklace!

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  7. Beautiful focal piece. Love the earrings!

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  8. Great job with the focal and such a creative solution.

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  9. Thank you all :))) i loved working on this; it was very fun indeed

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  10. WONDERFUL!! I really love the base that you made for the focal and yes, the gold patina is perfect!! ~KM

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  11. Love your necklace and the pendant is wonderful! Your earrings are fantastic!

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  12. That focal was a real challenge. You did an amazing job with it. I love how it looks with the trade beads, and that you used the gold patina on those too to bring the piece together. Beautiful job! Fun earrings too!

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  13. What a clever way to use your agate. I really love that idea and might have to try it too. The shell earrings are really lovely.

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  14. The focal is awesome, as are all of your designs! Wonderfully done!

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  15. Such a great soup to work with and your amazing designs compliment it. love those shell earrings and the twisted bead ones.

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  16. Sometimes the easy solution is the best but we never come to think of it! You were so clever witht the focal, it looks like metal-soldered - is that the right word?anyway, looks awesome! Also your earrings are so beautiful!

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    1. I don't know if it's the right word but I do understand what you mean :) Thank you for your kind comments

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  17. Nice idea with the crystal clay mount, it fit's perfectly for the agate. You did a great job, Emmanuelle!

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  18. You had a fantastic but somewhat challenging soup but you did it justice! Lovely pieces!!

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  19. Wow you created pure beauty, love them all, but oh those earrings!

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  20. I love all of it but The crystal clay pendant is absolutely brilliant!

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  21. They're all beautiful, but my favourite part is the wires on the earrings. They look organic - absolutely brilliant!

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  22. Great idea to used the agate! Very nice necklace. Love your cooking.

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  23. That pendant is very cool! An old tin lid? You wouldn't tell! I like it when recycled does not look recycled!

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  24. Absolutely LOVE your treatment of the focal, Emmanuelle! Everything is gorgeous :)

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  25. Great earrings! And beautiful showcase of that agate! Amazing necklace.

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  26. I REALLY love the focal you made there, awesome job with the gold leaf, makes the blue of the agate stand out very well, really a great piece!

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  27. I think you should be making a tutorial for how you treated that focal - It.Is.AMAZING! I'd LOVE to learn how to do that - it's just - WOW! Beautiful work!

    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  28. I agree with Linda...I would love to learn more about patina's and how to use them.....I must put it on my bucket list.....but great soup! I love all the pieces! Excellent job!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. Congrats on your first blog hop and on a job well done. I really like the necklace you created as well as your earrings. They are lovely!

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  30. The last pair of earrings are cute!! Great soup!

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  31. I hope you had a lot of fun with this first blog hop :-) when looking at y our jewellery, it's almost not a question (-: I love your 'free style' designs and the use of colours! Great pieces...

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  32. I love what you've done with the Agate. It's a really nice focal and the gold patina looks really pretty on those blue beads. Beautiful necklace and lovely earrings.

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  33. Very nice pieces. I love how you used your soup to make them all unique. Great bead soup, great job!

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  34. Really Soup-er pieces! Yep I'm still hopping! Don't want to miss a thing!

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