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Bahama Breeze

Fiesta collections
Style: long dangle earrings
Feel... Bahama breeze...Beach... Carnival madness...
Height: 4.8"
Components: Antique Gold plated carnival onion pendant daggers in the center golden chains n golden hooks / earwires


Movie Earrings..

The green disc and copper and silver tones was also for my sister-in-law.

All three sets were made while plonked on the couch, watching movies...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire, the lovely seafoam sea beads, the utterly gorgeous icy pink quartz wheels that have been sitting in my stash, staring at me since I bought it over a year ago, the various copper and bronze spacers. From my own stash and the local bead store: The plain little bead caps, the green life saver beads (recycled glass Ghana disc beads) and Picasso seed beads - big red ones and the small turquoise ones, the silver toned drop beads which were aged with boiled egg and then buffed and lacquered. The burgundy small beads are polymer clay beads, made by me ages ago. I also made the ball headpins with the dreaded mega torch. The wire gauge is a bit big, but they were all I had on hand when making the earrings and I was not up to going outside and making more in the dark with a smaller wire gauge.


Trying patina's..

A birthday present for my lovely sister-in-law..

This is my first go really, with patina. This one is salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes patina....
Components: From Lima Beads: Antique copper wire, Czech glass beads (the blue ones), copper spacer, my sanity. My own stash.. Copper disk, hacked out of a copper sheet. Patina and loss of my sanity - salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes... As well as bead caps and the tiny clearish beads, from local bead shop.


Tulips and Life Saver's..

Just two little earrings I knocked up. I have been pontificating over this necklace I am making, and while it is nearly done, I feel like it needs...
Components: Wire for earwires, Lima Beads. Sea glass drops, also from Lima Beads (adore those and put more on my list for next big order). Those delicious orange life saver beads from a Ghana fair trade Etsy shop, as were the recycled glass teeny tiny tulip beads. Textured copper (whacked on this really old copper coin found in my dad's stash of washers - not copper sadly, copper washers are so rare here), made myself. Textured and then aged with boiled egg (local stocks of liver of sulfur are non-existent at present) and lacquered. Czech turquoise glass bead on the life saver earrings from my own stash and the stripey blue unpolished beads on top of that are polymer clay beads that I made myself a while ago while trying to imitate turquoise - how it went stripey, I still don't know.


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.


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