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Celebrating

Celebrating a great day of making jewelry and four fun years of blogging about this adventure. Having a little give away over at my blog....
Components: Copper and Sterling silver, glass, crystals, pearls, howlite


Bleu Zone earrings

And here it is the matching earring for the necklace.


Filigree Drop Earrings

I made these after I got a few filigree bead caps from a friend.
Components: I used ss ear hooks, filigree bead caps, moonstone, rose alexandrite, sparkle beads, two colored crackle beads, and mint bi-cones. The earrings in the 2nd pic have emerald green crystal, twisted cubes and drops.


Framed Beads

I started with an idea I saw here, then changed it a bit. Its always hard to get earring wire work to match each other. The frames are flattened a...
Components: Pink crystal and green stone beads came from the Bead and Button show; my stash of 6 mm Czech beads, LB 18 and 28 gauge wire and ear wires.


A Couple of Pirates

Thar be earrings, matey! That be what she be. In order of appearance: the Brit pirate, the Asian queen, the mermaid pirate and the cannon ball.
Components: Various lb beads and charms, Afghanistan bead in the cannon ball earring.


A Pair of Earrings

These are the earrings on display at the bead shop for my patina class. I really love the first pair, because the colors really pop!
Components: Vintaj natural brass blanks and patinas, crystals, purple quartz, Carnelian, brass ear wires.


liquid sparkle

These lovely little earrings sold almost as soon as I posted them on Facebook!
Components: sterling silver, Czech glass rondelles, and S warovski crystal cones.


the voyage begains

Full steam ahead, we are traveling back to the turn of the century via mister Well's time machine. To a time when everything was powered by steam...
Components: copper findings, copper beads, gunmetal jump rings, enameled headpins, assorted glass beads, turquoise colored chips (I think they are howlite) and niobium earwires.


Mystic Blue

I love the new bezel links at LB. Fun stuff!
Components: Faceted glass bezel links, pewter beads, seed beads all LB products.


Diaper Party Favors!!!

These are the earrings I made for my friends Diaper Party. I made 6 pairs, since she didn't invite that many people. I also am in the process of a...
Components: Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint, Satin Glaze, Ear-wires, Eyepins


Guess the material... and a necklace to match (the color)

One of my projects this summer has been to try making my own bone beads. I also got an order for some clip earrings, and thought it might be good...
Components: Bone discs made by me, Adirondack ink (LB), earclip base (bought locally), bronze wire. Necklace: jasper (impression? -- I'm SO bad with stones!), and sari silk, all LB, bronze wire.


Modern Renaissance

I feel as though this one could be considered a Pinterest "success." I saw a similar pair last night and the ol' creative light bulb went on.
Components: 16 and 20 g. antiqued copper wire, matte teal beads, Czech beads - all LB products.


Vintaj olive

I used two of the long tags from vintaj in brass, embossed them with an embossing folder (sorry, don't remember which one) colored them with...
Components: vintaj tags, tierra cast niobium ear wires, ice resin, tim holtz alcohol ink, headpins, 2 Czech glass beads


Pewter and Green

The pewter frames needed a nice, vibrant green bead. Whaaa-laaa. Simple but pretty darn cool.
Components: LB components- pewter bead frames, green recycled glass, silver beads from my stash and handmade ear wires.


Rosie hearts

Beautiful silver hearts again by Kim at Untamed Spirit (Etsy)teamed with my fav ~ pink tourmaline ~ and rose quartz.
Components: pink tourmaline ~ rose quartz


Ellie Blew (blue) !

As you'll see, I made these earrings to go with a favourite summer top I have! I love these silver ellie's and put them with Brazilian blue sodalite!
Components: Brazilian blue sodalite, elephant silver charms (LB)


Om or Aum Connect with the Universe

Just some fun earrings with the Om/Aum links using blue quartz rectangles and Swarvoski capri blue crystals.
Components: *10x14mm blueberry quartz rectangles Swarovski 5301 5mm capri blue Austrian crystals, 22mm TierraCast niobium earring blanks from LB, 11mm TierraCast antique brass om symbol link, 4mm antique brass smooth rounds


More Fun With Earrings

I was having so much fun I couldn't stop.
Components: 1-faceted carnelian rounds, two tone fire polished round in two sizes, Vintaj ear wires, jump rings, and headpins. 2- Ruby impression jasper, brown Greek ceramic washers, seed beads, tila beads, waxed linen, Vintaj jump rings, and ear wires. 3- faceted cherry quartz rounds, Czech hourglass beads, rubber O rings, copper beads, jump rings, headpins and ear wires. 4- Hematite links, Czech pink druks, pink seed beads, gunmetal ear wires, heishi and headpins. 5- Czech opaque olivine druks, brass heart lock and key, Vintaj ear wires and jump rings.


Fun With Earrings

I was just playing around making earrings to see what I could come up with. Hope you enjoy them!
Components: 1- Czech 8mm seafoam dalmatian druk, 6mm bottle green druk, 11/0 seed beads in two colors, swarovski mint crystals, silver heart link, ear wires and jump rings. 2- Turquoise Picasso fire polished rondelles, rubber O rings, silver ear wires and heart charms. 3-two color square crystals, pink glass druks, antique silver heishi ball headpins and bead caps, silver ear wires, and beads. 4- Olive green with gold flecks 6mm druks, dyed jade rounds, olive green tear drops, gunmetal ear wires, chain and jumprings, Vintaj arte metal bead caps, Tierracast heishi spaces. 5- Mustard yellow Greek ceramic washers, rubber O rings, Vintaj chain and ear wires.


Bollywood Style Earrings

Playing around with the wire this weekend, saw this design on pintrest, but she had done macromae on hers and I'm not good at that, at all!!! So...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, glass seed beads, Howlite Turquoise, and crystals. wrapped with 30 gauge wire.


Multi-color bird earrings

New Lilypilly black disks colored with Sharpie pens.


And more...

Ditto the previous pics.
Components: Also ditto--Ceramics by Petra and all the other components from this fabulous place, Lima Beads.


More Petra Inspirations....

I have a large stash of Petra's ceramics in pairs. She does a lot of blues and greens which happen to suit me just fine, so much so that I have...
Components: Ceramics by Petra at Scorched Earth, All other components: crystals, Czech glass, Vintaj parawire, copper shell chain, etc. are from right here at LB!


Tiny Totems

Needed to do a major clean up of my workspace today, but got distracted by the little piles of seed beads and those silver plated ball head pins I...
Components: Seed beads and other small beads. 21 g. silver plated ball head pins


Make your own Artisan look ear wires

Just posted a step by step tutorial on my blog.
Turn ball head pins into knock off Artisan ear wires with basic jewelry tools and skills. So much...
Components: 20-22 gauge 2 inch ball head pins basic jewelry tools optional: bench block and hammer


Keishi earrings

I have made the earrings to go with the necklace! Wire-wrapped the Keishi pearls and added the s. silver ear wires.
Components: keishi pearls, sterling silver ear wires


Tequila Sunrise

The start of this project were these great handmade lampwork from Charlotte at http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Covergirlbeads. With their...
Components: 10mm handmade apricot orange lampwork, Swarovski 5301 fire opal crystals, .925 sterling silver earring blanks, .925 sterling silver beads


Deep in the Hydrangeas

I was trying for a horticultural feel.
Components: Petra's ceramic petals, Irish waxed linen, Vintaj brass parawire, Czech glass all LB


Summer night Moon

Beautiful blue moonstone, I have never seen this more blue! I thought as it was 'MOON-stone' I would add the round freshwater pearls like the full...
Components: Blue moonstone, freshwater pearls, s. silver ear-wires


Headhunter Fun

Just me screwing around with Petra's ceramics.
Components: Ceramic drops from Petra at Scorched Earth on Etsy, Czech glass beads, Irish Waxed Linen, and Vintaj Brass wire all from LB.


Orange or Yellow?

These enamel cones were described as orange...I thought they were more like yellow...or maybe a very light orange. At any rate purple goes with...
Components: orange/yellow enamel cones, purple glass bead caps, metal bead caps, purple glass rondele and two little faceted yellow teardrops.


Verdigris in Colors

Beautiful pair of verdigris chandeliers...I couldn't decide on what color so I used different colors!
Components: verdigris chandeliers, multi-color glass beads, waxed linen.


Growing Garden Earring

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower...
Components: 2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads


Wire Oval Earrings

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!
Components: 8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax


For Lack of Something Better... :/

Does anyone ever get "jeweler's block"?
Ever feel like your creative juices are basically depleted?

I've been feeling like that a lot lately....
Components: Metal bla, nks, embossed em myself, Czech disks and mushroom beads, Magatamas, handmade ear wires, wire.


Sari Silk Earrings

First time combining sari ribbon with wire!


little fish earrings

I had originally made these for myself, but liked them so much I made another pair for my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/tanyaminottjewelry

I just...
Components: Apatite, Copper, glass pearls


Hearts On Fire

I have had these two hollow copper hearts for awhile now, and thought they would look good as earrings. They were from an old necklace that a...
Components: Czech glass rustic red Picasso pressed daisy, Matte hyacinth druks, and Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire from Lima. Hollow copper hearts and ear wires from my stash.


Daisy Chain

I wanted to do a little extra sumthin'-sumthin' with the Czech beads I recently received. I decided on a little patina work and incorporated some...
Components: etched cable chain, Czech glass beads, vintaj link, patina-- all LB purchases


Calling All Angels

Chain with bead attached to an Angel wing.
Components: Angel wing, crystal 10mm bead


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