Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Cup of Bead Soup with Sue Beads -- earrings

Sue has been so gracious in dealing with my looming deadlines and incapacitations and I kept her through November as the Cup of Bead Soup artisan.  For now, I'm going to show you just one pair of earrings I made with her enameled filigree disks she sent me, and save the rest for a later feature.  I'm so sorry -- it's not normally me to be late but if you saw my to-do list, you'd understand.

Sue is also going to be in the Virtual Craft Show, so you don't want to miss commenting during that time because her giveaway is awesome!

These earrings were a case of serendipity.  I was working on a piece for my book and there happened to be some wood rings sent to me by a contributor.  As so often happens, my desk overflows and those rings settled next to the filigree, and these Bohemian-style earrings were born...

Ear wires by Vintaj
Antiqued brass jump rings by Tierracast
Enameled filigree by 

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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene and is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. I've been eyeing the exact same filigree discs for a month now. Can't imagine a more perfect pair of earrings for a Christmas present.

  2. I really like how you've combined the bright pop of Sue's enamel filigree with the simplicity of the wood rings and jump rings. These would be fun to wear. Good luck with all of your dead lines. I can imagine how overwhelmed you must feel. Remember to take a few minutes for yourself occasionally. Maybe a slice of pie ;-0

  3. These are beautiful, Lori. This is my argument for leaving everything out ... so that you can see unlikely partners!

  4. Simple. Attractive. Just right.

  5. Very pretty! I love Sue's enameled filligree.

    My desk (aka kitchen island) is a mess, and I'm embarrased at some of the things I've just unearthed that should have been taken care of a long time ago.

    Happy Wednesday!

  6. The earrings are fantastic! Really nice color combination, for both autumn and Christmas time. Sue does create beautiful beads. I was lucky to be partnered with her for an ornament swap being hosted by Sally Russick!

  7. I like them. They are very nice :-)

  8. i could not love these more! the color is warm, the style is easy and wearable. they are something i would snatch up in a heartbeat!

  9. Pretty earrings! I really like the colors. =)
    from Blogging Buddies

  10. Just lovely, simple, elegant and perfect for Christmas. Hope the to-do list is slowly shrinking.

  11. My wish list at SueBeads grows out of control! Now I want these too!

    Love the earrings--just my style! (But I hear a lot of other people saying the same thing!)

  12. Ooh! Love these, so perfect for any outfit this fall/winter. I like how uncluttered they are, just very sleek but still interesting.


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