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How could I forget these !

I also ordered three strands of these cobalt blue nuggets, because I absolutely love this color. I've only made earrings with them, but I'm going...
Components: recycled glass, sterling silver wire, stamped tube spacers.

Day of the Dead

Another found by chance! I forgot I had these brass skulls until I found the messy wrapped teardrops in blood red. I knew they had to go together!...
Components: Brass skulls, Czech glass teardrops and flowers, antique brass findings


I guess we have all been out of the mood for much jewelry! One of the things that happens when the workspace is out of order is that pieces get...
Components: Vintaj Arte metal discs, gears in tin, copper and brass, jump rings, brass ear wires, all LB I think.

It's been a dry summer...

In more ways that one...Haven't made much jewelry, so I'm feeling hopeful after this morning's two pair of earrings. Something's happening, because...

Autumn Inspiration

Just received some new stones,and I think they look swell together. I did a simple linear in copper,because I think it looks nice with these...
Components: Hessonite Garnet and Dyed Red Agate rondelles, copper spacers, headpins, and great copper ear wires from Lima.

Big Happies

Big and happy earrings for fall.
Components: LB's copper stamping blanks, patina.

Rusty Roses

I was a "counselor" at a summer camp and one of the older counselers made jewelry too. She said she was moving and didn't have room for all of her...
Components: Wire

Art Beads Galore!

I've been getting ready for a big art show this weekend (3 days!) and here is a bevy of new earrings featuring art beads! If you want to play...
Components: Art Beads from Humblebeads, Firefly Design Studio, Jenny Davies-Reazor, The Spacer Bead Shop, & Nichole Valentine mixed in with Vintaj brass findings, Czech glass, and mookaite amongst other things.

Autumn Earrings

I've been super busy making earrings for a big show next weekend. Here are just a few of my designs.

Read more over on my blog:...
Components: Czech glass from Lima; Brass & copper by Vintaj; findings from Nunn Design, Vintaj, Saki, Tierracast; art beads from Humblebeads, Tanya McGuire, and Firefly Design Studio

Glass and Circles

I'm always trying to make lightweight earrings. These are sort of medium weight. Pix taken on a rainy day.
Components: Recycled glass teardrops (orange from LB), bead caps, and Tierracast links (LB).

Paper beads with copper

I love to play with wire, and thankfully, copper is both cheap and recyclable! More playing with my hole punch.
Components: Paper beads from LB, glass seed bead, copper wire.

Peridot with copper

I got a hole punch I've started to play with. This is my first attempt, and by first, I mean it took me about 4 tries to get the holes even.
Components: Copper wire, peridot briolettes.

Fallin' Flowers

I didn't know what to do with these connectors when I got them...I had these little wooden flowers forever..I thought they looked good together.
Components: ceramic connectors, little wooden flowers, seed beads and copper earwires.

Airy Boho

I had some old silver beads lying around and just got some new cord, which I have made everything out of. I thought I share this because it has a...
Components: Leather, 24 g. wire, silver beads

Two for Joy

Made this with the lovely blue opal Czech glass beads
Components: Along with the beautiful blue opal ~ in the first pair I have added silver spacers and thin turquoise slices & in the second, rainbow moonstone rondelles with silver, I have wire wrapped the blue opal also.

Free to fly

This is a set made for a friend, who recently lost her Grand Daughter. She had a stash of beads and charms that she wanted me to use. In...
Components: Chain, charms, crystals, black beads, black hearts & butterfly.

Wire Webbed Earrings

I had this idea a couple nights ago and decided to make them. I think they a more subtle approach to statement earrings.
Components: 24 and 20 gauge wire

Metal Mixup

A woman asked me to make some earrings. I've only made one pair prior to this so I feel out of my element. I've learned so much from this site I...
Components: Sterling silver earwires, jump rings, 4mm faceted rounds.

Blue Ocean

I made these earrings for a good friend of mine. She lives in Cornwall, UK, and loves anything blue and Celtic!
Components: Blue Opal, Swarovski, turquoise, with silver ear-clip (for pierced ears) wires + the Celtic symbol beads.

Rivetted copper & silver earrings by JCL

Hi everyone,
I've been playing around with metal working and this is the outcome. Feedback welcome.
Components: Copper discs - 1 inch 20 gauge silver filled wire

Night Into Day And Back

I just love the striking color combo of these Cherry Creek Jasper drops. They remind me of a vivid sunrise/sunset.
Components: Cherry Creek Jasper drops from Marc Lapidary, shell pearls, Swarovski bicones and rondelles, Arte Metal ear wires, craft wire.

Ring the changes

Silver ring earrings, and I have added a freshwater lilac rice pearl, a beautiful pink tourmaline and droplets of aquamarine.
Components: freshwater lilac rice pearl, a beautiful pink tourmaline and droplets of aquamarine, silver (plated) ear wires

Flock of Earrings

Roped, twisted and wired

Teal Beach

One more for the night. I love the color of these danglies!
Components: Teal spikes by scorchedearthonetsy, crystal rondelles, Czech glass, brass ear wires.

Winter Beach Glass

Still trying the new camera! I made these a while ago, but goofed up a bit. Now fixed and properly photographed. I just love all the color!
Components: Polymer clay charms by Asia of Winterbirdstudio, cultured sea glass, Carnelian, and brass ear wires.

Pink Buddha

I purchased a new camera a few weeks ago so I could take better pictures of my work...Buuut, it's been raining since then! Today was the first day...
Components: Rhodonite dangles by Marc Lapidary, silver Buddha beads, Swarovski rondelles and bicones, silver bead caps, and hand formed silver ear wires.

Cleopatra earrings

I made these from small lapis beads and several gold parts I got discounted from the green bead machine.
Components: 6 lapis round 4 mm, 4 Tierra cast gold disk heishi 7 mm, 2 Nunn design antique gold eye clasp, 1 pair of Nunn design gold earwire w/ ball (all Lima beads), 2 gold headpins.

Freels the love

Raku square earrings

I haven't posted anything in a long while and thought it was time to do so with this pair of earrings. I hope that you enjoy them!
Components: Raku squares by Urban Raku, porcelain beads by Joan Miller Porcelain, hemp cord, sterling silver

Dragonfly in Spring

I love the color variation of this pair. They would go with pretty much anything.
Components: Vintaj pewter blank, vintaj embossing folder, ranger patina paints, gilders paste, sterling silver earwires

Dragonfly story

I love how things can be seemingly mismatched, but when put together are actually parts of a bigger picture.
Components: Vintaj blank, vintaj embossing folder, earwires, gilders paste, ranger patina extender

Drangonfly Serenity

I created this for a family member that loves unique earrings but has a hard time finding exactly what she likes.
Components: Sterling silver earwires, vintaj pewter blanks, vintaj embossing folder, ranger patina paints, gilders paste

Marsala, Tangerine and Glacier Gray Boho Soutache Gemstone Earrings with Carnelian and Quartz

This piece was inspired by the color of the year - Marsala.
Components: sterling silver, toho seed beads, Carnelian, quartz, soutache, leather

Bountiful Berries

I got a red mix of Czech glass beads on clearance from Michaels, and decided I should make some cute cluster earrings. Semi-inspired by Ali's...
Components: Red Czech glass beads

Marine Life earrings

Tiny dolphins needed sea and sky around them.
Components: Mother-of-pearl dolphin beads, sodalite faceted rectangles, fluorite stars, with 4mm fire-polished glass bicones as spacers.

Pretty Purple Petals

My last enameled beads..the possibilities were endless with it took alot of thought.
Components: enameled petals, Amethyst nuggets, ceramic spacers, seed beads and Sterling ear wires

Copper Sampler

Wrapping up with some copper today. I had the top cross wrapped earring components for awhile, sitting on my worktable. Wasn't sure what I wanted...
Components: Copper wire, Czech beads, can't remember what the beige stone is...white howlite?? Maybe someone can help out here?

Gemstone Wannabe

Who doesn't love Mexican Fire Opal,or Ceylon Sapphire? Nobody,that's who.
That's why these beads are trying so hard to emulate them. LOL :)
I did...
Components: "Mexican Fire opal colored" Cubic Zirconia Brios, Blue Ttreated Quartz Onion Brios, SP twisty links, SS wire, and SS ear wires from Lima.

Color Splatters

Some more enameled pieces...these earrings practically made themselves.
Components: Jade balls, pink Tagua nuts, pink ceramic bead, enameled pieces.

Freels the love