I just listed these beautiful "Tuscan Sun" earrings in the BellaHannahJane etsy store. The hearts were made by Lynn Davis (of whom I blogged previously) and the ear wires were made by Rocki (blogged about her, as well!). Check them out! I really love them! The accent beads are rondellese of owyhee jasper I got from Lima Beads - I think they are my new favorite stone!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!