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Wind and Rain Earrings

About this design:

These earrings are inspired by wind and rain, both of which we are sure to have this hurricane season. The leaves represent the organic material blown around in a storm, and the remaining beads represent the rain. I patina'd the leaf charms, head pins, and chain, using the Vintaj patina kits. Had alot of fun mixing the colors and applying them!


Brass leaf pendants, brass chain, brass headpins, Vintaj patina kits, gunmetal earwires, and beads left over from the Sring Rain contest plus some teal button pearls.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Absolutely gorgeous design. They really do represent wind and rain to a tee.

  2. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    love this Susie.

  3. trinkets
    trinkets says:

    I have made several pair of earrings using these leaves & I think these have a lot of interest and are very pretty as well!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Susie, these are GORGEOUS!!!! Great job, woman!!!

  5. Jane MS
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  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    These are so fab! :D

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    olive penguin says:

    Love the layering in this design! The colors are wonderful too! Great job!

  8. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Really love the colors…Nice and earthy! Cute!

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you, friends, for the kind words! I’m off to work on the necklace!

  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So cool and fresh looking. Love the patina effect you’ve achieved on the leaves.

  11. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Very pretty!

    Getting ready to order the patinas because they look so cool on these leaves!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    NICE!! With a capital N!! ;-)
    Love ‘em!

  13. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I’m seriously envious of the patina you all do here, this is gorgeous. I would love to wear these earrings, what a statement piece they would make.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Beautiful! Do the leaves come from LB?

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you, Val! I got the leaves from JoAnn Fabrics. They were connected to a bunch of cheap plastic beads, and I took them apart. There is a brand called Lalliberi that has similar leaves as well. Also available at JoAnn Fabrics.

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