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Ancient Treasure?

About this design:

I get compliments on these whenever I wear them, and wanted to share them with y'all.

I spotted these pressed glass coins at my LBS (but they are similar in hue to Lima's Czech Glass Chocolate Pistachio Sunflower Coin 14mm). I loved how the colors evoke copper verdigris and rust... like some ancient treasure found in the sandy ruins... I purposely paired them with lopsided dark carnelian rounds, thinking the flattened sides echoed the idea of something old and worn (and also provided a use for beads I'd been regarding as 'duds'!).


Pressed glass coins, Carnelian rounds, headpins, earwires, pinch of imagination.

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    K H says:

    I love these! :) . It’s funny how every bead has a place. I keep all my “accidents”, and many of them end up being perfect for another project. Are you going to keep these?

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

    Mary, these are fabulous — I love the way the components came together for you! These definitely have that “Old World” look about them! :D

    BTW, please don’t call any bead a “dud” — it hurts their feelings and they pout for days….. ;)

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    oh yes, I’m keeping these… :)

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous earrings! :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love these!!

  6. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Absolutley love! If you get sick of them I’ll buy them right off your ears lol :)

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    K H says:

    If my memory serves me, you have a necklace that will work well with these earrings. :)

  8. opalgem101
    opalgem101 says:

    Love these earrings. Don’t you love the picasso finish beads and these new funky czech beads they are coming out with.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Eeeeek!! I love these….adorable :)

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Soooooo cute !!! I don’t blame you for keeping them !!

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