Friday, April 6, 2012

Balled Headpins from Gardanne Beads~ Reveal

Oh, my! What beautiful headpins!

As I mentioned last month, I was one of the lucky recipients of a pair of beautiful lampwork glass ball headpins made by Anne of Gardanne Beads from the lovely Lorelei Eurto as part of this blog hop challenge.

I encountered a little trouble at the start. I was a bit too agressive while wrapping one of the wires and the ball end popped off. You can read about that adventure here.
  

I had originally thought that I'd add a leaf dangle, but after trying a few different ideas, decided that I really wanted to showcase the beautiful glass.
 
So, I made a couple of 14 gauge copper jump rings and balled copper headpins for earwires, popped the whole lot in the tumbler to shine the copper up a bit and viola!
Here we are, the great reveal!
 

No one will ever accuse me of being a great photographer!
But I'm pretty happy with the end result.

Please take a few minutes to hop on over to the lucky recipients of these amazing Gardanne Headpins to see how they tackled the challenge!


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15 comments:

Lesley said...

Lovely earrings, like drops of water and the copper is a perfect foil. I had the same issue with too much elbow grease but my pins were already coiled so I decided to leave well alone!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Love the color of these beads... you did the right thing to showcase them! Great earrings! So glad you were able to participate!

Hi, I'm Linda said...

Great color combo with the copper. Beautiful earrings.

Alice said...

Beautiful! I love how the watery blues of the headpins work with the copper--the perfect combination. These are so perfect for spring and summer.

Patti Van said...

That is a fantastic earring design! You did a great job! Love that you added balled, copper rings! These are really beautfiful, and I, personally, think pictures are great, too!

Cilla said...

Great design, sometimes simple is best. I would proudly wear those. Love them!
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Junksmith said...

Beautiful treatment of beautiful glass. Great color combo.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love what you have done with those pins - so clever. I'm sad I can't read everyone else's comments though because of the black background, you'd think blogger would have that ones sorted, lol! Very elegant.

Pixiloo said...

They are like little rain drops. I'm glad you decided to showcase the headpins. Very nice earrings.

Beads2Die4 said...

Lovely drops of blue perfectly displayed and highlighted. Great job!

TesoriTrovati said...

You kept it simple to show off the beauty of those glass beads and I love it! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

The copper makes the lovely color of the glass just pop! I love the simplicity of your design. It really showcases the pretty beads.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I like the simple design of the earrings...really makes the glass shine, beautiful.
Sonya

Marianna said...

LOVE em! That glass color looks terrific with the copper, really pops and the design really showcases the glass perfectly! Beautiful!

Gardanne said...

Well you certainly went above and beyond the call of duty. You not only created a design from the headpins but we all got a great tutorial as well. Thank you for the creative idea for a way to protect the glass when balling the headpin. Thank you so much for participating in the challenge.