Oregon’s Dede Leupold added these dramatic Gypsy earrings to her Etsy site recently. She embeds the silver wires into the polymer, fires the clay and suspends the amethyst clusters and topaz drops later.

Dede has a delicate touch in both caning and wireworking and finishes the backs with equal care.

The blues of Dede’s color palette are distinctive. Check out her Ode to Spode¬†button¬†photos on her Facebook page for more examples.

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  • reply Sheila Willert ,

    Beautiful! I love the colors.

    • reply Jursvi ,

      they are gorgeous! the colours are perfect!

      • reply Anita Brandon ,

        Exquisite work! Beautiful designs executed with meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.

        • reply Kim Schlinke ,

          These are breathtaking. I’m usually just a lurker here, but could not let these go by. They may actually make me part with some hard-earned cash.

          • reply Melanie J Pierce ,

            Dede’s work is impeccable! Her color palette is beautiful as well. I love her Ode to Spode. Her pieces remind me of old blue and white plates I have from my Grandmother. ?

          • reply Dede Leupold ,

            What a nice surprise to be featured on PCD today! Thank you Cynthia!

            • reply jana ,

              I love Dede’s work…her colors are always so luscious!

              • reply Sherry Bailey ,

                Oooh! My colors! AND sparkly!!

                • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                  Shoot…somebody snatched them up! You snooze, you lose.

                  • reply Dede Leupold ,

                    I just checked my stones and still have some cane…I could do another pair!

                    • reply Dede Leupold ,

                      And…..Thank you for all the nice comments everyone!

                  • reply ladee ,

                    I don’t even wear earrings, but these are absolutely amazing. The colors are just magic, it’s as tho they have a ‘spirit’ all their own… Beautiful.

                    • reply Cynthia Becker ,

                      Whenever I wear my pair of Dede Leopold earrings, someone (even a stranger) will ask to take a closer look! Her work is so detailed and meticulously assembled.

                      • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

                        Her caning is exquisite. Her color sense is right on. Thanks for the eye candy.

                        • reply Selma ,

                          Soooo Amazing! I Love the colors!

                          • reply Carol Simmons ,

                            Dede’s work is always lovely. This over-the-top design is a fun new direction. It’s nice to see what you’re up to Dede. Thanks Cynthia!

                            • reply ilana ,

                              Hi Dede, how could I buy a pair of these?

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