Friday, July 13, 2012

Simple Truths Celebration

Erin Prais-Hintz has posed another challenge, this time using our Simple Truths pendants that have burrowed into our stash and gotten way too comfortable!  Erin generously gifted me with a charming Woodsy Owl.  Who wouldn't want to keep this little face around, no doubt full of "deep thoughts"!

                                                            So sweet!

I had a name in mind and wanted to try stamped copper pieces in one of the strands.

I would have preferred smaller jump rings, but that brought the pieces too close and they overlapped.  Note for next time.  We learn with each piece, right?

I love having a supply of copper clasps, ready to use!

And now we're ready for the whole show!

"Listen to Wisdom"

I was happy to have a copper leaf from Art Beads on hand to remind us of the woodsy theme.
Here are the earrings!

These were inspired by the "Sculpted Bird Earrings" in the Spring 2012
Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.  They're just the look I wanted!  I will
make more of this style!

Thanks, Erin, for providing the motivation to give life to our Simple Truths pendants!
I'm under huge pressure to produce jewelry for this Thursday, following last Thursday's success at the flea market.  This will be one of the best things I'm showing!

Since this post refers to wisdom, I'm including this wise advice:

" As you journey through life,
Choose your destinations well,
but do not hurry there.
You will arrive soon enough."

Please visit the other participants:

I didn't have time to figure this out, sorry it's not clear!

Erin Prais-Hintz
Sharon Misuraco
Tanya Goodwin
Alice Peterson
Melissa Trudinger
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rebecca Anderson
Chris White
Cherrie Fick
Rosanne Garvison
Shelley Turner
Marlene Cupo
Mary Harding
Lola Surwillo
Michelle Burnett
Kirsi Luostarinen
Paige Maxim
Kristen Fagan
Cynthia Riggs

Your comments are like gems and can be hoarded on my computer forever!


  1. I made my celebration piece with the Woodsy Owl too!
    But your is better! I love the stampled copper pieces and those many ropes of beads and chains. Woo WHO!!
    Shelley Graham Turner

  2. ' love your necklace with it's many layers. The copper really makes it all pop. Great design, well done!

  3. Wow what a great necklace! I love the stamped copper links, and the monotone color is very striking!

  4. Love copper and it brings out everything great about the owl. Fantastic job.

  5. Your necklace is awesome. I have a weakness for pearls, gemstones and copper. Your design hit all three. :). The little leaf was a great touch.

  6. That is a great necklace Miss Sharon! I love that this Woodsy Owl will be the star at your next market. He is sure to make a statement for you. Thank you so much for being such a great friend to me over the years! Enjoy the day! Erin

  7. Your necklace is a real beauty. I like the way you put the words together--didn't seem too large to me-- and the color beads you used.

  8. Gorgeous, love the copper and the layers of pearls and other elements. It really sets off your Woodsy Owl!

  9. The owl pendants are some of my favorites and I love what you created with it. Love all the layers!

  10. pretty pretty! i love the richness of the copper and the the words you created go perfectly. the owl brings his own sweet personality to the piece.

  11. I love this piece! The little owl is one of my favorites of the Simple Truths line and this necklace is a style I love! Beautiful!

  12. A well feathered nest for this little owl! Those earrings look like they would be fun movement too. Great work!

  13. I just love the colors in the necklace! It is perfect for fall and those earrings look like they would be fun to wear.

  14. You necklace looks to me like a natural beauty and monotone color is very striking.Cool work
    Sieraden Parel

  15. Sharon, this is is such a gorgeous necklace. I love the variety of details - I keep looking at each section, taking it all in. You chose such rich colors and beautiful beads. And I agree...its so nice to have clasps on hand already made. That's rarely the case for me - I don't have a stock pile already prepared. You sure did Erin's owl focal proud with this multi-strand necklace!