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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!


About this design:

These earrings were my entry in Art Bead Scene's October Challenge, based on a painting by Giovanna Garzoni of a hedgehog, of all things. They use many of the colors in the color palette, and they are even shaped like a hedgehog, the subject of the painting. These are part of my Southwestern Landscapes series created using a controlled marbling technique. The earring findings are sterling and were made for me by an artist at Etsy.

And they won! My prizes are some of Heather Powers's polymer beads and a signed copy of her new book! Yay!

Components:

polymer clay, hill tribe silver, sterling silver

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I forgot to include that the reverse side is an “old bone” faux recipe! :)

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynda, these earrings are fabulous! Love the colors and the “hedgehog” shape! :D Congrats on winning — though I’m not surprised AT ALL!!!!! 8)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats on winning .Gorgeous earrings!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thanks, Lynn and Alice!

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Lynda, these are GORGEOUS !!!!!!
    Congrats on the win, you deserve it !!!!!!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congrats on your win, Lynda! These earrings are fabulous!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, Violet and Bella! :)

  8. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Congrats Lynda!!!

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    Dorothy S says:

    You certainly did deserve to win the earrings are beeautiful.

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    Anna706 says:

    Fantastic!

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Congrats on the win, Lynda! I love the earrings! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I always knew you were a winner, Lynda! :-D
    I’ve been eyeing this beautiful series on your flicker site. I love the southwest flair of them!
    Congrats on a well deserving win!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you so much, ladies! :)

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Way to go, Lynda! These earrings ROCK! :D

  15. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Wonderful! I think all of your designs are winners Lynda! :)

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great earrings, Lynda. The colors are some of my favorites. Definitely a prize winning design! :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, everyone!

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Lynda, congrats on your win! These earrings are awesome, and you’ve captured the picture so beautifully! Love the colors! :D

  19. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    Beautiful earrings , love the colors

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Stunning!! Congrats on your Win!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you so much, everyone! :)

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