Sunday, May 6, 2012

VERY cool earrings by Melinda Orr that could be yours!!

MaryAnn Carroll


These beauties were donated by fellow artisan Melinda Orr. Many of you know Melinda, I'm sure. If you don't, however, getting to know her will be how these Turtle/Cross copper/patina earrings ($30 value) can be yours.  Melinda can be found at numerous spots on the web.


Melinda's




Just stop by any of the following spots and come back letting us know what you discovered there.  You can enter up to three times. Please feel free to make one of those entries a post on your blog letting us know that you did. Please be sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you. Only those who include a way to contact you will be included in the drawing. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

As always....

Thank-you for supporting those who create handmade with handmade.

MaryAnn

57 comments:

Alice said...

Darling earrings! I've been a follower of Melinda's blog for quite some time now. Melinda is so willing to share tips and techniques with her readers, which I really appreciate. And I find I'm always drooling over her handmade copper components. Melinda is such a talented artist!

Roberta said...

Oh goody, a new blog to follow! I already had her on my facebook radar! Must go back and watch the video.

Alice Howe said...

I have some of Melinda's etched copper components, but I drool over her toggle clasps!

Julie Holmes said...

These earrings are gorgeous!

Lisa Chapman said...

Love these earrings! Melinda is so creative. Her components are so unique and they work as focal pieces too.

Christine said...

Melinda has such great textured shapes in her shop along with gorgeous toggle clasps. I enjoyed the video she posted on her blog creating some very cool earrings.

yahoowahoo@aol.com

Michelle W said...

I have been following Melinda Orr for some time now. I love all of her copper components, especially the paisely designs!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

These earrings absolutely HAVE to be mine. :-) Melinda can tell you how in love I am with turtles. All of Melinda's work is beautiful, but the turtles send me over the moon. I follow Melinda's blog.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I follow Melinda on FB!

Cindy said...

What a generous giveaway...Melinda's earrings are really gorgeous - just love that color! I was fortunate enough to meet Melinda recently at Bead Fest & have admired her work for some time.
Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade components and all sorts of goodies for jewelry designers - so fun to look around there. My favorites are her unique toggles...I have my eye on one that has a warm brown patina and a sweet riveted flower - it is so beautiful!

mairedodd said...

thank you melinda for such a wonderful and generous giveaway... i was at your shop today admiring all of the components and even tools that you offer...

KayzKreationz said...

I love Melinda's work and have a few of her pieces. These earrings are great. I went to her shop and of course, found more great pieces of hers. I love her clasps/toggles, especially this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73307893/flowers-leaves-and-vines-etched-copper

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Went to her facebook page, which I 'like' and saw her video for fold-forming. Am watching it later, since I've been wanting to try fold-forming.

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

I went to her blog (which I also follow) and reviewed the earring tutorial I watched the other day and saw her fold-forming there, also, so will be reading that closer. Also will be trying to post about this on my blog later.
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

PyxeeStyx said...

I just recently discovered her. I'm dyeing to get my hands on some of those rust & blue patina textured square washers. The colors are amazing! pyxeestyx@yahoo.com

Thoughtfulhands said...

I have been a follower of Melinda's for awhile and love all the technic's she shares.

Love those orange earrings...

Theresa
outofwackk@aol.com

Beetique said...

I went to Melinda's shop and found 10 Pair - Solid Copper Ear Wires with 3 Balls Free Shipping US. Which is a great deal and I will be buying some and a toggle clasp soon. beetique@gmail.com

Beetique said...

I went to Melinda's blog and saw a great tutorial on wire wrapped earrings and also saw a fold forming tutorial. I really love the wire wrapped dragonfly earrings she did also. Thanks for the tutorial, Melinda! beetique@gmail.com

Beetique said...

I'm already a follower of Melinda on facebook.

CrippleHorse said...

I love Melinda's shop, amazing patina work!!

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

CrippleHorse said...

I follow her on Facebook, for quite some time now
:))

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

CrippleHorse said...

I absolutely cherish her blog posts and tutorials!!

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

I follow her on FB as Despina Vnt

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

I love Melinda's tutorials, at her blog

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

Her shop is wonderful, great metal smithing and patina work!!!!!!!!

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

quiltingjewel39 said...

I have followed her blog for quite some time and she is so sharing - she does wonderful tutorials.

rmar261783@aol.com

quiltingjewel39 said...

I have purchased somethings from her shop and they are wonderful. I think my favorite is the way she is exploring different patinas now.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I have been a follower for a while also.

rmar261783@aol.com

Dawn Doucette said...

Melinda + Copper is like Hot Fudge + Ice Cream... a match made in heaven!

I follow Melinda on Facebook and Google+ and would LOVE to win these earrings!
{Hugs!}
Dawn
designsbydawnmd AT GmailDOTcom

DK Spins said...

I've been following Melinda's blog for awhile now and appreciate her sharing tips, especially the step-by-step tutorial on adding patina to metal using rock salt as a resist. Would love to win these earrings!

Natalie said...

Melinda has a true eye for beauty in all of her creations. Following her has been pure joy. I am partial to her turtles for personal reasons, but I admire all of her work.

Lupe Meter said...

I am a follower of Melinda's and absolutely love her work! She is great about sharing her knowledge and I love the fact that she also sells tools to make all these lovelies! I am crossing my fingers I win these earrings! I posted this giveaway on my blog and I am headed over to FB to post the link as well!

Gail Accinelli said...

Love her patina earrings! Her blog is beautiful.

Gail Accinelli said...

Beautiful beads! Love your blog...

Patty said...

I am a devoted fan of Melinda's and visited her blog, etsy, and FB. Her creations are unique, beautiful, and fun. People love her work and always ask how to get their own!

Marianna said...

I already follow Melinda on fb and by blog! I ove the colors she gets in her pieces! Makes my list of things i want to try and to learn much longer!

Sharyl said...

No worries, I follow Melinda where ever she goes! ha! Thank you for hosting the give-away! (And I thought of Pine Ridge Treasures the moment I saw these turtles!)

If I happen to win, you could message me through Facebook at Sharyl McMillian-Nelson or Sharyl's Jewelry. Thanks again!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I already follow Melinda's blog and FB page...her etsy shop has wonderful items, such beautiful patinas.
sonyastille@gmail.com
Sonya Stille

Marlene Cupo said...

Melinda is a sweet and generous person. I IM'd her on FB with one question about patinas and she spent half an hour giving me advice. Have joined her Sun and Sea challenge, the beads she has listed are gorgeous. Would love to have one of her creations to call my own.

SueBeads said...

I do follow Melinda's blog and facebook page as well. I love her toggle clasps. She is such a generous teacher, as well, a wonderfully lovely person!

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

I have been a Melinda fan for quite some time. She has a spot in my blogroll! I have a few of her pmc pieces that I adore.

Marla said...

I have to say that the one thing Melinda taught me was that I love Pink Patina! I follow her blog which is how I ended up here!

Marla said...

Another thing that Melinda has taught me is that yes, copper and bronze can go together! I follow her on Facebook!

Marla said...

And for the last thing that Melinda has taught me is that it is ok to be imperfect in my work! In fact it adds to the charm of the piece! I love how she is able to do that with her perfectly imperfect metalwork! I follow Melinda's shop on Etsy!

Christine said...

I follow Melindas blog - LOVE her fabulous patinas (mine don't look anything like hers) and her tutorials. Adorable earrings!!

Melinda Orr said...

So excited to have you all visit my sites! Thanks so much for all the kind words...I'm inspired to work harder and build my skills to a new level ~ Thanks LMAJ for including me..It is much appreciated :-)

Cindi said...

I love these earrings , turtles are my favorite !! I have been following Melinda for some time now! I'm so glad I discovered her and her wonderful art!

Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

Cindi said...

I love Melinda,s work I follow her on facebook also. She is a great artist!!!

Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

Jamie said...

I love all of Melidna's work, but her Athena earrings are so pretty. I have totally been into aqua colors lately. And her turtle earrings are adorable for summer.

Thanks so much Melinda!
glasstastictreasures@gmail.com

Kirsi said...

I also llo her work and would like to wear these this summer.
Kindly
Kirsi

Tracy Kruse said...

I love these lovelies! I follow Melinda's shop at Etsy and as I am transitioning from beadwork to metal smithing, I am so delighted with her tutorials and that she is willing to share information. I live in a rural area with no classes, so she has become not only an inspiration by her work, but by her open love of art and the gift of sharing. Even if I don't win the earrings, I am delighted to be able to share my heart felt thanks.

Regina said...

Big fan of Melinda. Love her copper toggles. Read in her blog about other metal artisans that inspire her... great links.

andorfun said...

Earrings and toggles and clasps!

andorfun said...

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Erin S said...

I love Melinda's Athena ancient patina copper pieces--so cool! And I'd love to win the earrings.
eastrother1@gmail.com

Deb said...

I follow Melinda on Facebook and I would love to win these earrings for a friend of mine who volunteers during the time that turtle baby's are born on the beach.

Marybeth Lumayag said...

I just love the earrings. Great nice post.

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