02 December 2009


Here is my entry for the friendly challenge proposed by Erin "treasures found, inspiration is everywhere" "Inspired by...Hardware Stores"

 From this simple long tack I have developed a pair of earrings.

freshwater beads, seed beads and green & white shells . Strange no?

Here is what I started from rusty wire (varnished, not unsightly discoloration on the skin)

I enjoyed doing the sort of nest in the center. I think continue making more of these nests / rings, created last night I do not know how!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post !! i'm so glad!!
à bientôt!!


Greer said...

The earrings are grrrrrrrrrreat! (you really 'nailed' the design) and you got my immediate attention with rusty wire.
Both pieces are beautiful

sharon said...

Spectacular Esther.....beautiful colors and very earthy!! Looooove the rusty wire.

mairedodd said...

terrific earrings and love the bracelet! nests are soooo fun!

Narrative jewelry said...

OOOh yeees, i love this way to use tacks, so original.
Love your new necklace with this incredible rusty look. Your rock Sweetie !


stregata said...

Esther - I really agree with Véronique - you rock!!!! Love your hardware design!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh you clever girl! Great idea, turning rust to treasures! I love it. Take care. Riki

Sara said...

Que idea tan genial!! quedaron super bonitos.

TesoriTrovati said...

These are really wonderful, Esther! I am so happy to have been an inspiration to you. I hope we have loads more people joining in the fun. Your nail earrings are my favorite. I love the way that you used the form of the nails to make the design. I wouldn't even know they were nails if you hadn't told me! You are a brilliant designer my dear! Enjoy the day!
Profitez de la journee!

avalonne said...

what an original and great idea these earrings !!! and your nest is just wonderful ... waiting to see this one finished, it will surely be wonderful :)

Nini said...

Muchísimas gracias por tus comenterios. Lo que tú has hecho en esta entrada sí que es arte, yo soy una aprendiz a tu lado.

Sissy Sparrows said...

Oh Esther....you are sooooo clever! Do you ever sleep? Everyday it seems you have something beautiful to present us with! xx

icandy... said...

You have such a beautiful place! I'm in love with your creations!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

those earrings are Amazing!! All that inspiration from a nail...I could use some of your inspiration! The bracelet is lovely...I like the nest too! Excellent pieces!

The Joy of Nesting said...


How wonderfully imaginative!!! Isn't fun to coax beauty out of even the most common workday items!!??

I think I must try to find time to play along with Erin's challenges!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

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Théalie said...

C'est super rigolo !!! excellente idée créative !


Fleur de Boheme said...

Hello Esther - I LOVE your blog and your work - its gorgeous!! Thanks for following me, I´ll put you on the blog list of both my blogs as you are an artist and work with vintage stuff!
Where in France do you live? My sister lives in Gourhel, Bretagne, and I love France (I´m born German but have lived in Scandinavia for the past 13 years!

See you soon, Kirsten

Angel.Pearls said...

Adorable earrings! Love//Eva

Mari said...

Las pantallas me gustan mucho muchas veces!!!! y el bracelet es fabuloso!!! De donde sacas tantas ideas hermosas a la vez???

un abrazon Mari