Thursday, April 28, 2011

Earthenwood Design Team - Key to My Affection

It's been quiet on the jewelry front around here. Every spare second I have is being devoted to writing our upcoming jewelry book. I tell ya, I've never worked so hard on something in my entire life. It's all I think about and to tell you the truth, it's all I want to think about. It's the highlight of my life, my jewelry-making career to be creating this publication with Lorelei. I can't wait til we are able to share more. ANYWAYS. That's not what this post is about! lol! I'm rambling off topic here.

There's been no time for ordering beads or going to the bead store these days. Luckily for me, I have Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood Studio! She sends me her gorgeous handmade creation every month and for that, I'm grateful. Melanie has started a new line of components called Earthen Oxide.

I got to play with this red resin heart key with a love description on it. 

Here's the piece that I made. I'm calling it "Key to My Affection".
A long, simple necklace. I love these brass heshi African trade beads! They give this necklace a cool vibe. I wish I had more of them in my stash. I strung the brass heshi up on some rust color waxed linen cord. I made a knotted bail for the key pendant. The turquoise beads add a shot of color, along with one of Melanie's new crackle-glazed ceramic links. You can find Melanie's crackle items in her Etsy Shop right now.

I love being apart of the Earthenwood Design Team! 
Thank you to Melanie and thank you to you for being here with me.
Here are the other fabulous members of the team: 


  1. I have a similar key to this one and have been hoarding it! Love the turquoise and red combo!

  2. Wow! That key is lovely. I am a bit behind on my Earthenwood things... time to play catch up! I love that bail... I hope you will share some instructions for that in your book! I am so glad to hear that it is going so well. I am looking forward to ordering a copy.

    Enjoy the day, Miss Erin!
    Give that cute babe of yours an extra snuggle from me.

  3. LOVELY!!I like this key very-very much:)Me encanta este collar!


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