Shower Gift

clay jewelry bowl with turquoise and amethyst briolette earrings

I went to a wedding shower this past weekend, and ended up deciding to make the bride-to-be a pair of earrings and a small bowl to store jewelry type things in to go with them. I made the bowl using the tutorial I posted recently. This time, I used a different piece of applique lace, which I think was a perfect shape for this size bowl (4″ diameter). At first, I had planned on leaving the whole bowl white.

Lace imprint clay bowl plain white

I ended up painting the imprint a light blue – using watered down dark teal acrylic paint. I had to use a super tiny paintbrush (round 0) to get those fine lines in the lace, and I love how it turned out. I still painted a clear glaze for clay over the whole top of the bowl – which gives it a nice shine in person.

aqua lace imprint clay bowl

For the earrings, I used some turquoise and amethyst briolettes I had in my bead stash. The turquoise briolettes are about 15 mm high and the amethyst ones are tiny – only about 7 mm. I just did some wire wrapping on the top of each one and attached them and an earring hook to a short length of chain with jump rings. I love the amethyst and turquoise together! I love a coordinated set of gifts :)

clay jewelry bowl with turquoise and amethyst briolette earrings

37 thoughts on “Shower Gift

  1. So pretty! Love the bowl and those gorgeous earrings- I bet they were a hit at the shower :) Found you over at Tatertots and Jello!

  2. This is really such a neat gift! I LOVE those earrings! The two colors together really compliment each other and the small bowl is just perfect:)

  3. I’ve been making little bowls like these for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation gifts all weekend using my late grandmother’s handmade doilies that she left me. I love the addition of the handmade earrings! Beautiful gift that anybody would treasure.

  4. Wonderful! I love little jewelry bowls and I think I have more of them than I do jewelry! :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays on May 7th! Hope to see you there! (www.watchoutmartha.net )

  5. simple and lovely, julia.

    love the color, and the intricacy of the lace applique.

    thank you for sharing at creative juice. i’ll be featuring your gorgeous pieces next week at my features on monday, and of course, sharing your work at pinterest.

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