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Ancient Royalty

I love how these long dangles turned out! They remind me of something an ancient princess might wear!
Components: FW pearls, green garnets, carnelian drops, metal connectors, and cherry creek jasper drops by Marc Lapidary.


Uber Long Beachy Spikes

I haven't felt much like designing lately, but I love these spikes from scorchedearthonetsy. I struggled to pair something with them, fearing the...
Components: Ceramic spikes, Amazonite discs, freshwater pearls, vintage Swarovski crystal rondelles, bead caps, copper hand formed ear wires.


Rustic ears

Hammered silver, twisted wire, beads and do dads


Vampire Tears Earrings

I've posted this stone before. It's called Lepidocrocite on most sites,but I have seen it called Vampire Tears. I thought it was rather romantic....
Components: Large Lepidocrocite faceted stones, dyed red Agate, Moonstone, GP findings, and vermeil ear wires.


Hunter's Earrings

Pair I've just made for SIL, whose son is name Hunter. The bow & arrow represents Hunter, the 4 leaf clover represents his middle name, Patrick and...
Components: A pair of bow & arrows, a pair of Swarovski's 4 leaf clovers, 4 peridot round beads, a pair of eye pins in silver and a pair of ear hooks in silver.


Too long

I meant these to be everyday earrings, but found they were unpractically long. They just don't go with scarves at this time of year. (I need the...
Components: Sterling silver wire 0.8 mm, Czech glass (LB). I soldered a short piece of wire melted at both ends, and bent into an omega shape to use as a lock, down there just above the bead. It actually works!


Peridot Resin Earrings

Another class I took in Santa Fe was resin. For these earrings I used resin with fire opal inclusions poured into gunmetal hobnail links. I wanted...
Components: Fire opal resin links, peridot, artisan glass beads, oxidized sterling bead caps, wire and handmade earwires


new pretties

My newest seed bead earrings


The simplest design...

I've wanted to explore other ways to make earrings than the usual hook-and-dangle design, and now that I can test them on myself, I can really dig...
Components: 0.8 mm sterling silver wire, glass beads.


My Stars!

I love the Greek Patina pieces and the recycled glass drops so why not put them together?
Components: Greek Copper Patina stars, recycled glass drops in various blues, lightweight gunmetal chain, gunmetal ear wires all LB as far as I know! (Y'all are such enablers!!)


It's been awhile!

It has been awhile!! I decided I needed new earrings.Oh and I have a blue finger to go with the blue pair. missed while hammering!!!!
Components: copper wire and crystals and glass


Mykonos Greek Olive Leaves

I am loving these Greek metal findings with the blue green verdigris patina. I paired these olive branch links with turquoise howlite and Swarovski...
Components: Greek metal olive branch links from LB, bronze niobium ear wires from LB, turquoise howlite rounds and Swarvoski crystals.


Sister in Law's Earrings

As some of you know, I'm making jewelry for some mothers in my family. I've made SIL 1, 2 more.
Components: Lava Stones with fire opal chips from Limabeads, sterling silver chain and ear hook. AB Swarovski's Air Opals with sterling silver chain and Earwire.


Earrings for me...

I got my ears pierced at the beginning of March... again! The first time around I was 10, but then I turned allergic to all earring metals I had,...
Components: Titanium wire 0.8 mm for the ear hooks. No. 1: hammered brass wire, coffee stained lambs bone (Easter dinner leftovers!), Czech glass beads. No. 2: Sterling silver wire 1 and 1.2 mm, jasper beads. No. 3: just the titanium wire riveted onto pieces of stained and waxed bone, silicon stoppers.


New Earring Monday Weeks 15 & 16

More fun with earrings! Check out the full post (and add your own link if you want to play along with me) on my blog:...
Components: Vintaj peapod decorivets and jump rings, TierraCast earwires, onyx or Czech glass.


fairy wings

the way the ribbon gathered on the sides reminded me of wings and the soft flow of the ribbon's movement
Components: re-purposed earrings from India hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn with iridescent thread


fairy's breath

the blue colors for the throat chakra remind me of whispering softly, they feel so delicate and bold
Components: re-purposed earrings, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn iridescent thread and crystals


Blue Gears

Another pair of earrings for my SIL 1.
Components: 2 cogs, blue chalcedony, Iolite chips, Tanzanite chips, air blue opal Swarovski's, Montana Blue Swarovski's, Bermuda Blue Swarovski's and dark blue pearl, Rhubarb/Blueberry crystal from Limabeads. A pair of ear hooks, and 24 gauge wire.


Medical Angel Wings

A pair of earrings I made for my SIL 1. One of 4 pair of earrings I'm making for her, for Mother's Day.
Components: 2 Fuchsia Swarovski's, 2 Griege Swarovski's, 2 brown Swarovski's Crystal Pearls, 2 gold Angel Wings, 2 jump rings, 2 gears, 2 gold filled ear wire hooks, 2 brass gears, brass chain.


Wrapped-Up Pearls

I have wanted to do this design for a while, and I couldn't resist doing them.
Components: Gold wire (24 and 20 gauge), coin pearls


New Earring Monday Weeks 13 & 14

My latest installment of my New Earring Monday challenge features mostly beads that I bought at a recent bead show. Check out my blog post and add...
Components: 1st pair features lampwork by Tanya McGuire, charms and faceted hematite from Lima Beads. 2nd pair features lampwork by Jeff Barber.


In the Pink

I made these earrings at my mother's request as a gift to give to her nurse, Annette,as I made some for myself, with a different flower. Annette...
Components: silver flowers & pink jade drops (all Lima)


Sweetness

I wanted a simple, lightweight earring for a young girl and I think this one does it!
Components: All LB, lucite flowers, Czech glass, Toho beads


Summer Sun

I found these lovely golden sun flowers in my stash by mistake but as I already had the amber opaque chips out, I thought they would go nicely...
Components: Opaque amber chips and golden 'suns' with golden lever back earwires.


Ebony twist

Inspired by the little black dress. ;)
Components: Antique silver wire, chain, black beads & black rondelle crystals


Chained Pearls

I originally made a knotted pearl bracelet, but I ran out of string and added this chain and the turquoise jasper. I love the design and was...
Components: Fresh water pearls, turquoise jasper, silver chain


Hearts of blue

I love this Rainbow Fire Agate and had some lovely pale blue ones on a string so I put these with these beautiful sterling silver hearts, I really...
Components: Rainbow Fire Agate, sterling silver


Pagoda Earrings

Another pair of earrings with Petra's ceramics. I think I'm addicted! No sparkles in this design, but I love them anyway!
Components: Matte electroplated pyrite, lamp work glass beads, raku beads, copper discs, and cermic beads from Sorchedearthonetsy.


Hello Spring

A happy, bright, sparkle of spring. Just wanted something to remind me of better days! It's been a long cold winter!
Components: I used rose gold, which I love. Wrapped some pretty peach Czech beads. And kept these earrings light and simple.


Scorched Beach

Still having a great time with Petra's ceramics. Maybe I've found my voice? I love the soft color of Keith O'Connor's starfish beads with Petra's...
Components: Starfish beads by Keith O'Connor, spikes by ScoirchedEarthonEtsy, freshwater pearls, crystal rondelles and bicones, craft wire, and Vintaj ear wires.


So many water bottles, so little time.

Cut design out of side of empty water bottle. Cut same shape from any fabric. Glue right side of fabric to plastic let dry then trim up edges and...
Components: empty bottled water bottle. Any fabric. glue or modpog earring wires.


Simple Twists

Simply bent and hammered wire with 12mm beads


Rosebuds and company

Had been making earrings for a while to replenish the shop and justify another purchase from Scorched Earth . All drops are from our beloved Petra...
Components: 1) Rose leafs drops from Petra antique pink flowers from my stash. 2) Petra's drops, Garden of Beads small spacers, Lima Beads sari fiber, Electroplated hematite and Indonesian glass from stash. 3) Drops Round Rabbit, Lampwork spacers Pinocean. 4) Drops Petra, Apatite rough nuggets and Saki earwires Lima Beads. 5) Drops Petra, Lima Beads sari silk and brass bead caps that I patina using ammonia fumes, my own double ended head pins. 6) Petra + African glass + Meital 7)Petra+ Garden of Beads+ me


Stones & Copper Earrings

I created these to match the necklace of the same materials.


Hippie Girl At Heart

I am in love with the Greek Copper Patina Fans from Lima Beads!
Components: Greek Copper Patina Fans Irish Waxed Linen Seed Beads Vintaj Ear Wires


Naturally...Unnatural but Beautiful

I love calsilica and find it interesting that some places still like to sell it as a natural stone. While calcite is the main stone, these are...
Components: Manmade turquoise calcite links, sterling silver earring blanks, Swarovski crystals in indicolite, Colorado topaz and jet.


Pearl-licious

Something bold & makes a statement. Love working with wire. I just started bending & wrapping and it grew from there. :) I want to create more...
Components: 18 & 24 g. Artistic wire. Pearls, chain, crystals & beads.


Industrial Fangs

I just can't get enough of ScirchedEarthonEtsy's ceramics. Love them with mixed metals, gears, and crystals!
Components: Czech glass, bead caps, crystals, metal gears, craft wire, brass ear wires, ceramic spikes.


New Earring Monday Weeks 7 & 8

Continuing on with my earring challenge this week. You can see my whole post (and add your link if you want to play along!) here:...
Components: Fancy bezels by Nunn Design, Czech glass flowers, UV resin.


Hot Color Earrings

More etching & embossing work. The raspberry color is supposed to be hot this year, so the pick-style earrings are simply done. The butterflies...
Components: Czech flowers, Vintaj components & patina


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