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Frozen Drops Earrings

These earrings are so easy it's crazy. You can create any combination you want using the Unicorne Glass teardrops and a pair of 1-3 links. I have...


Tear Drop Earrings

Simple elegance inspired these Czech glass tear drops attached to sterling silver horse eye shaped earrings
Components: sterling silver, Czech glass, silver jump rings.


Too much?

I'm always concerned if I've gone too far with a design. I'm not sure if these earrings need the czech beads. Thoughts?
Components: Ceramic focals from Petra, czech fire polished beads, brass 18 and 28 gauge wire, antiqued brass chain, and lever back ear wires. (LB)


LimaBeads recycles!

How cool! Using recycled products to create beautiful new jewelry.
Components: Paper beads... I LOVE these! Tagua nuts. African recycled glass. Recycled sea-beach glass.


Me-Mine

These are the polymer clay components that I have been making. I'm still learning and experimenting, but I have found several techniques that make...
Components: Lots of stuff from my stash.


Jana's Happy Fish

Another favorite artisan. Jana has the little subtle pieces that speak volumes in jewelry. I really like the organic, crackled pieces.


Awesomeness from Petra

I can not even describe the joy I have in creating with Petra's fab components. They speak to me! They tell me what to do and how to use them. Such...
Components: LOTS and LOTS of pieces from Petra. Unicorne, Czech glass and recycled glass from LB.


My Ode to Asia

Hi everyone! I have been absent only in text... I've been "lurking" around and keeping track of all your lovely pieces. I've just been SO busy with...
Components: LOTS of polymer clay components from Asia. THANK YOU for your talent! Megatama beads, Czech glass and lots of recycled glass from LB. Lots of stuff from my stash.


Cinnabar Earrings

I saw a similar pair on ebay-for $800. That wasn't going to happen! I decided to make my own.
Components: Carved cinnabar beads, agate drops and rondelles, Swarovski rondelles and sterling silver earwires.


Nebula

This month's We're All Ears challenge is here on Nov. 21st. These earring are my response to the inspiration which is soooo cool. I promise. You'll...
Components: Sterling silver, Opalite briolettes


Holy Stars!

I probably made about 3 or 4 different pairs of earrings with these stars! I came upon this design and I think I like it.
Components: green enamel stars, African Chrysophrase, metal seeds, black crystal cubes and copper earwires


Earrings No.2

These are my favorite!
Components: Polymer clay headpins, Czech donuts, Greek ceramic spacers and glass beads.


Earrings No. 1

I got my package today...from Asia. I just hope I did these fabulous headpins justice.
Components: polymer clay headpins, berry-magenta bone beads, blue Agate and a cobalt blue bead on top.


Lynda-inspired!

As you can see, the second pair is right off STOLEN from Lynda of Fresh Baked! To my defence, I made them after just reading at her blog about...
Components: 0.8 mm sterling silver for hooks, 2 mm (about 12 gauge) copper wire, patina, Czech glass beads.


Sari Silk Earrings

I love the colours and texture of the sari silk from LB but I don't always find it sturdy enough to use in a necklace or bracelet. For these...
Components: Sari silk, 18g silver plated wire, 24g wire, seed beads, earring hooks.


Hammered copper multi dangle earrings

Variety of dangles on hammered copper washers (do NOT get finger in way of hammer, ow)
Components: Copper washers, aquamarine, smokey quartz, Czech pressed bell flower (dark amethyst), 3 mm Czech fire polished rounds (ruby opal fire), 3 mm Swarovski bicones (crystal moonlight), copper granulated spacers, copper wire, small copper spacers, copper head pins, 2 mm round copper beads, 4 mm glass rondelles (peridot AB). Longest point below copper-plated leverback earring findings: 2.5 inches.


Challenge everyone

As an answer to Frida's challenge, check the Fresh Picks and join :D
Components: Piggys, recycled glass, Howlite Turquoise L ima beads. Ceramic droppers Scorched Earth, Handmade copper earwires


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!


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