This Week: Every single gemstone in our shop is on sale through Saturday, 9/21!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Chatter

Spring flowers


About this design:

I’ve fallen in love with enameled copper pieces. These enameled charms were made by Raida Disbrow with HavanaBeads. The yellow scarf under the earrings are my attempt at eco dyeing of silk scarves😊

Components:

Flower enameled charms. The findings are LB. Czech glass pieces from LB.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. tomasina
    tomasina says:

    Robin – these are fabulous! Would make an exquisite set, if you took one chrm piece and hung it on a simple necklace chain! Perfect for a spring/Easter gift!
    By the way, speaking of eco-dying, there are some natural dyes mentioned for Easter eggs, which might translate to silk – have you tried any? Like onion skins/beets?

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    This yellow scarf was done with an alum mordant bath and saffron. I used levels from my yard and herb garden and additional pinches of saffron. Then I tried an alum bath with red cabbage and blueberries. I was excited about the beautiful color- I didn’t let it set long enough. Next I’m going to try avacado pits and skins – and let it sit for a couple hours- that should produce a peach color. I’ll mordant the leaves with iron water. This whole process is very exciting when you unwrap your bundle! Thanks for the advice.- I’m new to this!

  3. tomasina
    tomasina says:

    Nobody would know you were “new,” because your stuff is good! Just natural taste, maybe?
    Anyway, I’d love to see what happens if you “batik” that peach-to-be scarf with a little painted-on hot wax! (If you try it, please show!

  4. tomasina
    tomasina says:

    Robin: About batik – here’s a great tutorial for doing it without hot wax!
    http://www.thatartistwoman.org.....batik.html

  5. Vivian
    Vivian says:

    Robin, these earrings are fabulous and my fav is the silk you so creatively organically dyed. Also, the dye makes the texture of the silk so softly pop. You’ve done well.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Oh! I can see why you fell in love with these enamel pieces. They are sooo beautiful! You’ve certainly added to their beauty making them into earrings. I agree with Tomasina-they would make cool necklaces too. Your hand dyed silk is icing on the cake. Wow!

  7. No Photo
    ClovisakaLois says:

    Love the enameled pieces you used and did a wonderful job showing off their beauty! Your scarf is so pretty…sounds like a lot of work went into it!

  8. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    These are fabulous! Thanks for posting! I made a silk scarf (painted,dyed) once many years ago, and have never made another one! I really admire those who do that! :D

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Spring is here, (almost)! Enamel work is always so fantastic and your pieces are no exception. I haven’t worked with enamel in more years than I can remember and I always enjoyed the magic of seeing the colors flow. Great earrings!

  10. Midge S
    Midge S says:

    Cute!

  11. DJluvs2bead
    DJluvs2bead says:

    Beautiful. They have a vintage old word feel. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.