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Hang it up

Saw something similar on pinterest,gave it a try
Components: Ceramic bead wire wrapped onto shaped and hardened wire


Red drops

Hippy type boho wire and chain
Components: First one is bent and hardened wire with ceramic beads, second is a bottle chain hanging from wild horse jasper squares


Paper Bead Earrings

My addiction to paper beads has taken off.
Components: Hand rolled paper beads, crystals, silver beads, ear wires


Sets and pairs

Some bead cones and moukaite pieces
Components: Still showing sideways! Anyone figure that out yet? I've tried everything!


Picasso Stringers

Pcasso seeds strung on wax cord


White Sands

White glass drop danglers and bone beads ready for summer
Components: White glass drops on fishhooks, white bone beads and caps on fishhooks


Bloomin'

After years of drought, my little piece of Southern California has never looked so green...love seeing so much blooming in our yard. These post...
Components: 22 g. gold wire, Czech glass beads


Sacajawea

Designer Rebbecca Nunn created these simple yet eye-catching earrings. She used resin to fill the bezel to seal and give the collage image a glassy...


Robson

Rebecca Nunn designed these earrings with nature in mind. The misty tree image gives the earring a funky vintage look.


Dancin' in the night...

These pairs of earrings were inspired by the lovely Swarovski crystal teardrop beads that come in many different colors. Plus, as you all know, it...
Components: Swarovski crystal pear beads; Swarovski crystal bicone beads; Czech fire polished beads; Delica seed beads; Miyuki seed beads; Vintaj antique brass kidney wires; Vintaj antique brass bead caps; silk thread


Yellow and cream..

The request for these arrived the late evening before she (my mother) needed them. To go with a yellow and cream floral type linen shirt for a...
Components: Beads: Czech glass flowers from Lima Beads. Yellow Czech maple leaf, also from Lima Beads, bought in the first ever batch of beads I ever ordered from here. Gemstone coin - I think they are Black Water Jasper coins that were part of the Crossword competition this year (thanks again for that LB!! I squealed like a little girl when they arrived). Metal components: Wire from LB. Chain (hidden under the flowers) and earring findings from the local bead shop from long ago.


Dirt Roadies

Found materials in "big ole box of forgottens"...kind of love them again. They are super light-weight and make me a little happy.
Components: Copper tubes, Czech glass, copper spacers.


Peacock Earrings

Love Love Love Zola Elements. I am having a blast with them. These are made using Zola elements "fans" with a variety of blue, green and brown...
Components: Zola Elements Fans, Czech beads, Gold toned spacer beads, gold plated earwires.


More earrings

I haven't been here for a long time, but I had been busy, those are a few pieces that I made in those weeks.
Components: All art beads are from my stash as some of the vintage brass components are, Czech glass chain, wire and copper sheet for the soldered pagodas and flower bead caps are from Lima Beads


Danglers

Unfortunately all my phone pics post sideways! Have edited and even taken them sideways and they still spin around! I saw a similar pair of...
Components: Freshwater peacock pearls, oxidixed wire and clasp, chain and cut up tie die fabric. The gold pair is satun ribbon, grain bead, chain and tiny square beads. Red/blue one is large chevron bead, wrapped large loop wire and waxed cord with seed beads tied on


Flora Earrings

Tierracast created these floral inspired earrings. The organic shape of the new floral pendants look beautiful next to the colorful faceted beads...


Seaglass wraps

I like the look of stacked and wrapped beads and make alot of them but seaglass is my favorite
Components: Aqua seaglass 10 mm rounds wrapped in wire, fishhook ear wire


Pink Petals

More Valentine's Day earrings!
Components: sterling silver basketweave charms, pink opal glass teardrop beads, pearls and sterling silver earwires


Valentine Seaglass earrings

soft, feminine seaglass rectangular pendants are the perfect backdrops for pearls and charms for Valentine's Day earrings
Components: Seaglass pendants, pearls, pewter charms, sterling silver earwires


Happy Heart Earrings

Just a fun pair of earrings for Valentine's Day! I love the facets on these Swarovski crystals
Components: Swarovski crystal hearts and pearls, sterling silver twisted rings and sterling silver earwires


No Name Copper and Brass

Pendants from Lima. Polished the design so brass would peak through.
Components: Copper and brass, copper glass pearls.


Copper Bubbles

Just beautiful copper...my favorite. But added a crystal for a more feminine look.
Components: Copper sheet, copper chain, and a crystal.


Brass Patina

Got all the supplies for these from Lima. Intended to use them for another idea but when I emptied my bag....this just looked like it belonged...
Components: Zola Elements Patina Brass Wavy Hammered Square Bead, brass teardrop bead and phosphorus bronze wire....all from Lima.


Bit of frill

Fair trade polymer beads from Nepal. Love the colors and the fact that it promotes a living for women in Nepal.
Components: Sammunut beads from Nepal, sterling wire and a tassel.


Elegance

As I age, I have discovered that longer earrings add a bit of light to the face.
Components: Plumeria Blossoms from Lima, sterling silver wire, black small crystals and a black tear drop bead.


Tropical earrings, starfish

Another tropical earring design in an antique copper finish. Inspired by all the recycled glass I've purchased from Lima Beads!
Components: Antique copper ear wires, starfish charms with a hand applied coppery patina finish (sealed with a matte finish acrylic coating) and a splash of color with an 8mm frosted glass bead


Tropical earrings, sea horse

Antique copper earrings with recycled glass to add a splash of color and a she horse charm with a coppery patina
Components: Copper ear wires, recycled glass, seahorse charm with a hand applied coppery patina finish (sealed with a matte finish acrylic coating)


Blue sky danglers

These match the blue sky necklace-flattened wire, cetamic bead wrapped with glass seed beads


Swirling Earrings

These amazing focals are perfect for earrings! These swirl focals make it so easy to look unique. Simply make a wire-wrapped bead link using a bead...


Summer earrings time!

I have been trying to learn some different techniques in regards to working with wire. So I figured I would practice on some earrings. From wire...
Components: Czech beads, copper wire (for ear wires and wire wrapping, African turquoise drop beads from Lima Beads. Polymer clay beads (focal beads in the chain earrings) made by me. African recycled glass disk beads in grey and Czech picasso seed beads from my own stash.


More Tinies

A dream come true! I'm growing an earring tree! Still playing with studs and exploring different ways to wrap up beads. Some are side drilled,...
Components: gold and silver 20 and 22 g. wire, various beads.


mythical earrings

I love science fiction and fantasy and all the mythical beast that live in those stories. I'm imaging that these came from a steam punk pegisus.
Components: Art metal wings, patina, Czech glass beads and niobium ear-wires


Tiny Treasures

Happy New Year, Fellow Beaders! My current new project is working out how to make tiny earring studs.
Using 22 gauge wire to wrap up odds and...
Components: Czech glass, faceted glass brios, 22 gauge wire, post backs.


Christmas Earrings

Some of the earring components I gave myself for Christmas. I had fun making earrings from them.
Components: Copper circles, dragonflies, Turquoise, Chrysoprase, brass flourish, Lavender Amethyst, paper bead, sari silk, copper leaves, Ryolite, brass birds and Vintaj Patina.


Drops of snow earrings

I rarely make earrings. Mainly that's because I never think to. I've had these briolettes for pretty much forced and haven't been hit over the head...
Components: Green rutilated quartz, natural hand faceted labradorite, copper wire


Simple Thread Earrings

I've been doing a lot of bone again (which becomes a bit boring to post...), and metal work, which feels a bit out of place here, but now I...
Components: Slinky sterling silver chain, 0.8 mm wide, from Etsy, silver wire and solder.


O Christmas Tree!

The holidays are here again so why not celebrate with these trees? I am a fan of stars in general so I always have star beads on hand and the green...
Components: Recycled glass, star beads, balled copper headpins, earwires, all materials from LB!


Camoflauge Painted Earrings

Military inspired copper earrings.

I've been feeling inspired lately & have been designing a lot of jewelry. I recently opened an Etsy shop....
Components: Copper metal, metal paints, ear wires


Bunch of Earrings

The time has come to re open my Etsy shop. I'm starting out by listing earrings and getting more proficient at taking photos. What do you all think...
Components: Alumimun blanks, alcohol inks, Turquoise, bronze clay, DZI agates etc.


Two toned wire wrapped floral stick earrings

Sterling silver wrapped around coiled copper with hanging floral charms.
Components: Copper wire, sterling silver wire


Chatter

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »