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Tags >> Pearls

"Opposites attract" is the saying, but I had not really given it much thought before.

When I saw these beautiful potstone hearts, designed and handcarved by Jean Claude Frasca (Aosta, Italy - that's my dad :-), I really had to set them off. That is when for the first time I made the conscious decision to combine absolutely opposite colors and materials. Because that is the thing: opposites attract and enhance each others characteristics!

 

 

Potstone Hearts, handcarved by Jean Claude Frasca

 

 

Potstone hearts combined with their opposites: White Genuine Freshwater Pearls

Happy Valentine's Day to all the "Opposite" Lovers!!!


The Selkie's Garden

Posted by: shooglybeads

Tagged in: silver , Seashells , Polymer Clay , Pearls , Myths , jewellery , artisan

shooglybeads
I love making handwired jewellery with a theme. Sometimes I can make two within a couple of days then it's months before another one appears. This one took about a week. Mike's nautilus beads set me off on this one plus looking at photographs of beach pebbles. I popped the nautilus beads on to a saucer and the others were slowly added. Next came the jade beads..then the seaglass and pearls. After wiring and stringing I had an asymetric single strand bracelet but it didn't look quite right. It wasn't until I made up the second strand that the name came. The bracelet became the Selkie's garden full of all the things she'd collect in her human and seal forms: shiny pebbles, seaglass, flowers, beads, pearls, shells and of course a captured human heart or two... I hope whoever ends up owning this one loves it as much as I loved making it......Pat

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