Beads

The simple truth

One of the things I love about making jewellery is the abundance of beautiful art beads created by hand by talented artisans in glass, ceramic clay, polymer clay and other materials. And one of my favourites is Erin Prais-Hintz, whose delightful Simple Truths line of pendants appeals to the writer within.

Erin’s pendants, which she sells through her Etsy site Tesori Trovati, combine quotations and phrases with sweet stamped images on hand painted polymer clay pendants.

To celebrate the year since Erin launched her Simple Truths Sampler Club, in which the lucky members receive a new limited edition pendant each month (I’m not one of them but I aspire to being part of the club some day), she is holding a blog hop to encourage her customers to create something with their Simple Truths. I imagine that many owners of these pendants are like me, hoarding them until the perfect beads come along, pulling them out to look at now and then and putting them back with a sigh.

Currently I have two of these pendants in my collection, a Woodsy Owl and a little bird with the phrase Mother knows best stamped on the back, but I only had time to make one piece, with the Owl. Inspired by several of the necklaces in Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegal’s book Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry, I put together a necklace using a mixture of earthy glass beads, some antique copper chain and a mossy green-brown silk fairy ribbon. Other than having to restring it because I initially made it lop-sided, I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, and I’ve been wearing it all day.

For more creative uses of Erin’s Simple Truths, visit the blogs below!

Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Sharon Misuraco http://goinoffthebeadinpath.blogspot.com/
Tanya Goodwin http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson http://www.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com YOU ARE HERE!
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Chris White http://dzeyenrstudio.blogspot.com
Cherrie Fick http://designsinthelight.com
Rosanne Garvison http://fabfibers@blogspot.com
Shelley Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
Mary Harding http://www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Michelle Burnett http://reverieandrevival.blogspot.com
Kirsi Luostarinen http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Paige Maxim http://pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com
Kristen Fagan http://www.creativestash.com
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/
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