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Pretty Painted Lucite

I love, love, love lucite. It is affordable, so many pretty colors, and you can make it the focal or an itty bitty charm. Plus Lima beads has tons...
Components: Lucite, glass, pearls

Blossoms Earrings

I love working with openwork pieces, they are just begging to be embellished :) For this pair I went sweet and simple, dropping a small pearl...


Designed By: Lori F

Tyrian purple was a luxury prized by the Romans, finish your regal look with these 14kt gold filled & gold vermeille...

Sophisticated Swing

Designed By: Lori F

Add a touch of sophistication to any outfit with these Sterling Silver, apatite and iridescent white diamond earrings.


Designed By: Lori F

Bright Green with Amoracast Gold Vemeille is a summer must have!

Ivy Drops

Designed By: Lori F

Mother of pearl beads ensure that Amoracast's components really stand on their own.

Garden Earrings

I have had these two lucite flowers forever, but I finally found something to do with them, inspired by Ali's floating flower earrings, which are...
Components: Lucite, Czech glass, glass, crystal

Earring Madness

These are earrings I recently made for my shop!
Components: Pink Agate, enamel, Blue Green Quartz, Czech glass etc. etc.

Recycled Glass Goodies

I got these dark blue recycled glass chips and was trying to use them in a different way. These are the results.
Components: Recycled Glass

Patriotic Gems

I keep trying to make professional looking jewelry with my stash. These are made with lapis and coral, which I have an abundance of.
Components: Lapis, Coral

Asymmetrical Hoops

I made these hoops in a snap, and the colors made me think of nature. They aren't identical, so it makes them even more natural and earthy!
Components: Glass pearls, fire polished rondelles, pearls

Spice Trader Secrets

The itty bitty spacers are actually saki bronze cubes that I hammered out. I added beads, and infinity link, and pouf! Earthy, exotic, earrings!
Components: Amethyst, Coral, saki bronze cubes


All you talented artists keep posting beautiful polymer clay creations so since I had a few lumps kicking around from an old project I gave it a...
Components: Polymer clay, acrylic paint, crystals, silver plated wire.

Confetti Earrings

My Confetti pieces needed some earrings to complete the set. I had so many orphan beads to choose from it was a bit difficult to pick the ones...
Components: random beads, copper chain, copper ear wires

Patina Pansies

Czech multicolored flower beads mingle with brass patina leaves to form simple earrings.
Components: Gold plated ear wires, gold plated jump rings, brass patina leaves, and multi-colored pansy Czech glass beads.

Swarovski Pearl and Crystal Beaded Dangle Earrings

Pretty Dangly earrings with multi-colored Swarovski Crystals and classic White Swarovski Pearls. Visit my website to see complete collections of...
Components: Swarovski Pearls and Crystals, Stainless Steel and Pewter.

Swellegant Fun

These started out as brass gypsy hoops from Lima. Then they got metal coating & dye oxide & more metal for highlighting & sealed.
Components: Brass hoops, bronze beaded rondelles & headpins, Xaz raku 6mm blue rust, crystals, Vintaj Vogue earwires

New Mexico Sky Earrings

I had these Czech triangle beads and I loved the red with hints of teals and blues in them. They reminded me of the colors of New Mexico.
Components: Czech chunky triangle beads, teal stone beads, sea foam green and white faceted rondelle beads, frosted glass bright blue beads, silver and copper colored findings.

Nautilus Necklace Companion Earrings

I made a Nautilus Necklace from a Greek Mykonos pendant, a Tagua Nut slice, some iridescent Czech twisted glass beads and some copper toned...
Components: Made with Tierra Cast copper links, rose gold filled french ear wires, tagua nut round beads, Greek square beads, wood circles, copper toned bali style beads and iridescent square copper toned beads.

Teeny tiny earrings

So I ordered a few, ok, yes several, cabs to work on my wire wrapping skills. Had all these grand ideas about the exquisite pendants I'd make and...
Components: Natural teensy weensy tiny garnet, artistic wire in 20, 22, 26 gauges


Another pair of 14k gold filled ear threads. I think I'm becoming addicted and need to find a way to make these findings. I do have some very thin...
Components: Ear threads, fresh water pearls

Spring Bloom

Some bright blooms to smile about
Components: glass leaf, different flower beads

Shaun the Sheep

...hopefully not! :-) But leftovers from last year's Easter mutton roast. Those bone beads, that is. I've described the process in some of my...
Components: Sterling silver wire (0.8 and 1 mm diameter), bone rondelles (or what should one call them?).

...and Something Blue

Had to test this idea: shaping leather and making something bead-like. Two domed circles glued together with a piece of linen yarn in between.
Components: Vegetable tanned leather, Czech seed beads, Mother of Pearl chips, linen yarn, titanium wire ear hooks (really good for allergics). Adirondack ink from Lima. Sealed the leather with a leather wax.

Tibetan Earring Ideas

I love making "simple" earrings out of small, interesting focal pieces.

Czech Floral Earrings

We now carry 4 sizes of Czech glass flower coins! These hibiscus flowers work great in tiered stacks to create super cute, easy earrings!...

Ancient Exchange

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
The Vintaj Vogue semi-finished, packaged jewelry line is hand patinaed. Charms and pendants are grouped together to...

Artisan Fleur

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Vintaj Vogue pieces are solid brass and hand-patinaed. The charms and pendants are grouped together to make...


Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
This charm and pendant are grouped together to make designing a breeze. Simply punch a hole into bottom of...

Stormy Skies

A pair of earrings I made for myself. I've had the labradorite for quite a few years and I finally made a pair of earrings with them.
Components: Silver chains, silver ear hooks, rainbow moonstone drops, diamond shape labradorite and stormy skies czeck fire polish crystals in stormy skies from limabeads

Flared Boho Sparkle Earrings

These earring are so easy to make but so impactful once combined! I love the colors and the flared shape of the earrings. These could be worn with...

Starfish Earrings (with Superduos)

Starfish Earrings made with Superduos, 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads. For pattern, visit:...
Components: Superduos, 8/0 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads, Fireline or Wildfire beading thread, size 11 Tulip Beading Needle, ear wires

Arabesque Inspired Earrings

I was super inspired by the inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge on the Earrings Everyday blog and had a ton of fun with Vintaj brass and...
Components: Vintaj natural brass blanks in various shapes, arte metal circle blanks, endless passage textured circles, earwires and other findings; Czech glass, vintaj patinas & glaze

Summer Earring Set

I got some wire at a bead show. These are the results. I like the purple ones a lot. They seem simple, and they combine my taste with the natural...
Components: Silver wire, Carnelian, Magnesite, Czech glass

Fluted Flowers

Designer: Jess Italia Lincoln
Inspired by artisan jewelry throughout the ages. Layer it up! Create beautiful layers with your favorite Vintaj...

Simple elegance

I made these as I just had an idea in my head as I looked at these stick pearls. They are a gorgeous pink & I think they are elegant ~ especially...
Components: Pink stick pearls & pink tourmaline with silver.

Oh damn!

Just to show that everything doesn't always go smoothly... A fairly simple soldering exercise, on a clean and simple design, that resulted in a new...
Components: Sterling silver, 0.8 and 1 mm (hard solder).

Random Owl

I'm sure I was planning to make something else, but suddenly I was in the middle of an earring designing frenzy. Somehow the consequence of finally...
Components: Sterling silver wire, 1 mm (soldered on the swirl), and 0, 8 mm for the hooks, Czech beads (LB), and 0.6 mm 999-silver melted into headpins for the owls. More 1 and 0.8 mm ss-wire, thin sheet silver cut and dapped into bead caps, pink porcelain beads from stash. Tumbled for hours (without the owls).

Better Pictures

Thank you all! My friend and took some better pictures with your advice! All piecess are for my future etsy store.
Components: Everything. More than list-able


Had a bunch of seed beads lying around and so...
Components: Seed beads, silver plated circle component