Thursday, February 10, 2011

Earthenwood Design for February

Valentine's Day is just days away now, so it's time for more hearts! This cool heart lock pendant arrived in the mail just a few days ago from Melanie of Earthenwood Studio. I love this pendant! It looks like an antique locket to me. I started working with it as soon as I opened Melanie's package. I just couldn't resist! She sent heart pendants and a few other link pieces to all the design team members this month. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the things she sent, but you can see all the beads on her blog!

I made a simple, delicate necklace this time around. Romantic, but a little dark. Actually, as I was working out the design, I thought of that girl from the vampire movies! It does feel a little Twilight inspired, don't you think? I call it Lovers Locket. Three strands of red waxed linen cord braided together with faceted black onyx beads. Drops of pear-shaped faceted garnets and tiny hemite beads dangle from one side and with the heart pendant as well. Finished off with a Vintaj brass hook clasp and a gunmetal chain extender with a garnet drop.

Lovers Locket

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other design team members do with the beads this month! Here's the list:

Andrew Thornton
Gaea Cannaday
Denise Yezbak Moore
Erin Prais-Hintz 
Erin Siegel
Heather Powers
Lorelei Eurto
 Lori Anderson
Jean Yates
Marie Dodd 


  1. Neat design, and yes, it does look Twilight inspired!

  2. Love it! You are a such a master with the linen cord. Someday I will have to get some and play with it, but I fear that it will just end in a waxy tangle of knots! I ordered a few more pieces from Melanie to go with this months theme. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us Erin! Enjoy the day.
    Erin (the other ;-)

  3. woooonderful...and I can feel the Twilight in it !

  4. It definitely looks like something from Twilight. It's very pretty, though. :)

  5. I really like the cord and would like to have a try of this one day. I love the cord and heart combination, they look just right for each other.Yes! I can see the Twilight influence. Jenni


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