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Stone of Courage

This is the first Russian Amazonite I've worked with. It is a naturally stunning stone that looks great with just about anything. Crystalvaults.com...
Components: LB Russian Amazonite, brass jump rings, antique copper wire, Toho seed beads


Brazilian Blue Kyanite Tribal Earrings

Loved these Brazilian blue kyanite with their flash of blue and bronze. Mixed with Vintaj brass Bangalore links and Swarovski Bermuda blue...
Components: Brazilian blue kyanite, Vintaj brass Bangalore links from LB, Vintaj brass ear wires from LB, Swarovski Bermuda blue crystals


Under the Ocean of Blue

I think stacking the silk sari in wave-like fashion goes well with the octopus charms I purchased on etsy. A little artsy composition inspired by a...
Components: Lima beads 20g antiqued copper wire, indigo blue silk sari, 10 mm blue haze faceted agate beads, octopus charms from etsy store


Earrings Marathon

Sometimes watching the hockey game I have to work off nervous energy (love my hockey!). So one game I made all the frames in 16g, different color...
Components: 16, 18, 20, 24g wire (most from LB) Shell pearls, glass pearls.


Stainless Earrings

I don't think my customers are ready to pay for sterling wirework, so I found some stainless steel to bend.
Please forgive if you've seen things...
Components: Stainless steel 16 gauge wire, Czech glass beads, turquoise beads, some thin copper wire, on nubium wires.


More Etching Copper

In love with this etching stuff. I also found out that when the discs are in the etchant solution, it smooths the edges of the die cut discs…so now...
Components: Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, turquoise beads


Green Scene

The matching earrings for "Into the Wild GREEN Yonder." The Earwires are from a handmade artisan through a Jewelry making website. One pair...
Components: Solid Copper: Earwires, JumpRings, Brushed Copper Center Drilled Discs; Artisan Copper Wire 16 Gauge; Malachite Coins; Peridot Rounds


Ear Wired-Up

Today was a good day for me. Lots of ideas and some even turned out pretty good. :D

Not sure what that first pair is, the drop with black and...
Components: Parawire, craft wire, crystals, fres water pearls


Blood and Silver earrings

Smoke gray and dark red Bloodstone rounds accompanied by silver wirework. The wire links and the earwires are handmade (earwires are a pain!)....
Components: Bloodstone, silver wire


Back to Basics

These earrings are similar to one of the first pair I made-- sapphire-blue wire-wrapped copper sticks (18g) with Lima's cool African matte tomato...
Components: http://www.limabeads.com/African-Recycled-Glass-Matte-Tomato-Red-Mini-Ring-10_14mm-P31589, copper wire, colored Zebra wire, round metal beads


Go Fish

Some whimsical PC earrings. I love color, and these certainly exhibit that!
Components: PC, acrylic paints and varnish, twisted gold earwires and goldtone jumprings.


Petal Power 2

One more design with the new Czech glass flower beads. This one uses some repurposed bead-stringing material from my order.
Components: Czech glass beads, shell pearls, seed beads of various types


Petal Power

Here are a couple of sweet little flower designs I made last night with my new Czech glass flower beads. Since we still have 4 feet of snow...
Components: Czech glass beads, copper heshi, shell pearls, various other misc beads


We're All Ears - April

I'm a little late to the party for this month's We're All Ears challenge over on the Earrings Everyday. Can't wait to see what they come up with...
Components: Czech glass flowers and rondelle from L.B.; Vintaj brass daisy charms, ear wires, etched jump rings, & eye pins; Waxed Irish linen.


light, camera, action!

I had a phone accessory that I never use anymore, so I took it apart, and made it into a pair of earrings! :)
Components: stuff from de-stash lot


Ear Rings and Other Things

The two pairs of ear rings were made to go with the necklaces they are shown with. The brass necklace is very similar to one I made sometime ago...
Components: copper wire, Czech glass, my favorite LB chain, brass discs, bone beads, brass wire neck ring.


gilded polyclay earrings

Yep... Super happy now that I have *found* my style in polymer clay. These earrings just "fell" together. Multiple layers of gilders paste and...
Components: My polyclay pieces, brass findings, Artistic wire in gunmetal/bronze [this is THE BEST color!!!]. Love the colors on these blue pieces... a few turquoise stones and they are done! The triangle pieces are simple, but I like the ability to add more color in some areas to show gradation. The little tiny squares would be great for earring dangles or a bracelet or within the chain of a necklace. Tiny but fun!


Visage de Soleil and Citrine

I got these cute little sun charms at LB's last clearance. Very happy I got them in several metal types. Mixed with some faceted pale yellow...
Components: faceted citrine nuggets, visage de soleil sun charms, gold-filled ear wires, gold plated bead cones


Copper Earrings

20 gauge wire and crystals and carnelin. 20 gauge silver wire and glass beads.


Bali Dreams

Cleaning out the stash again and found these pretty larimar blue crazy lace agate rounds. Mixed with Swarvoski's burgundy-blue zircon blend...
Components: larimar blue crazy lace agate ovals, Swarovski burgundy-blue zircon blend, pewter Bali shield, sterling silver earring blanks


Goodies from Julie

Julie Shane was so kind to share some of her polymer clay pieces she made. I just love that they look like ceramic and have such pretty designs and...
Components: Handmade polymer clay pieces from Julie Shane, African Jade, Feldspath, web jasper Czech glass, Toho seed beads, 20 & 22 gauge wire (copper, Vintaj, SP).


Onyx and Hematite Wire Earrings

This is my third woven wire piece created from "Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry" by Kaska Firor. While I love the intricate look of the fine wire and...
Components: Black Onyx 8mm Round, Artistic Wire Silver-Plated Hematite 20 and 28 gauges


We're All Ears

I'm posting my earrings today too and hope you will consider: going to see the wonderful earrings participants creating using this sweet painting...
Components: Brass head pins, waxed linen cord, wood beads, and seed beads


DanglingTrumpet Flowers

This is one of the pairs of earrings I made for this months earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday. Feel free to hop over and see the other...
Components: Lucite, leaves, trumpet flower and daisy, Fluted lily bead cap. Swarovski crystal. Recycled earring posts.


Wanna Keep the Noise Down?

A little gift for a close friend who isn't feeling well. She likes bright color,and she loves jewelry that goes "ching a ling" and "rattle rattle."...
Components: GP connectors, ear wires, and jump rings, GF 22G eye pins, and spacers. Gold tone coins from a hobby store, Labradorite faceted rounds 8mm, Carnelian faceted rounds 8mm, Carnelian faceted ovals 12ish mm?


Natural Disaster

While doing this fairly simple design...I broke my flat-nose pliers! So sad! These have been in my hands for over 10 years. (sniff)

Brass that I...


Black charm and others

Leftover pearls tube glass beads.
I wanted something with department store jeweler look but with my craft and flavor .


Dew Drop Earrings

Practicing etching skills with ferric chloride. Stamped some flowers on copper discs with StazOn ink. Etched, pickled, oxidized, polished,...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, opalite


Playing with Interesting Pearls & Copper

Last night I got out my box of unusually shaped pearls, and my copper wire, and played. Just one problem... I can't decide which pair to wear first!
Components: 1. Keshi pearls, teal glass teardrops, 22ga copper wire. 2. 'Ammo' stick pearls (they looked like bullets on a bandolier when they were on the strand), 22 & 20ga copper wire.


Bellflower Earrings for my shop

Just a bunch of earrings for my etsy store. Had plans for these sooner but my son was sick and then I had a full house all weekend. I really love...
Components: Toho seed beads, one-g, czech fire polished rounds, all from LB. Earwires and headpins


Cut Up

I decided to cut up a Vintaj Natural brass filigree, and this is what I did with the "broken" filigree pieces.
Components: Swarovski crystals, vintaj filigree, Czech glass rounds, hand-made ear wires


Lagoon Breeze

Feeling the blues and greens today. I used these great blue-green apatite gems with 22k Duroplate filigree hearts.
Components: Duroplate 22k gold filigree leaves from Via Murano, apatite gemstones, 14 1/20 GF ear wires.


Mojo Challenge Week 3

Need to get your beading mojo back? Check out the 12 week challenge Heather Powers is running over on her Humblebeads blog. This is my end...
Components: Copper wire, lampwork glass from Beadygirl beads, Copper plated headpins from Nunn Design, copper spacers, and niobium earwires from TierraCast.


Maxfield Parrish Skies

These earrings are inspired by the sunset skies in Maxfield Parrish paintings. The center stone is cobalt blue, which is sometimes also referred...


Wisam's Choice

An exotic girlfriend from Iraq was having a birthday, and I made these to go with a wild pair of green and blue zebra striped strap shoes she got...
Components: These earrings are made with great silver designer beads I found on sale and a pair of green yellow jade oval beads combined with smaller round blue lapis. I repeated the silver color between the two colored beads to give more unity to the design. Because the large bead is hollow, it is lightweight.


The Difficulty of Small Spaces

Working on my skill with asymmetrical designs in the latest Boot Camp over at Love My Art Jewelry blog site. I'm so much better with necklaces!...
Components: Handmade copper component, seed beads and turquoise feather charm


Damsel Flies in Love

These are my entries in the new "We're All Ears" earring challenge that the Earrings Everyday blog is hosting each month. I had some great green...
Components: Czech glass Emerald Seas Groovy Rondelles and Oz turbines from Lima; Vintaj filagree leaf charm, filagree teardrop charm, earwires, and eyepins; misc glass teardrops & daggers from a mix from Glass Garden Beads, textured jump ring.


odds and ends

I've been home sick most of this week with sinus trouble. In between naps and meds, I had time to play with beads! These are odds and ends......
Components: Raku beads (Yea! I have more of these!). Czech bellflowers and picasso-triangles and faceted rondelles.


Scorched Earth

I've been home sick most of this week with sinus trouble. In between naps and meds, I had time to create with beads I recently received from Petra...
Components: Lots of goodies from my stash. Now I can "justify" buying everything I see because you never know when you'll need it!


Happy Fish Things

I've been home sick most of this week with sinus trouble. In between naps and meds, I had time to create with beads I recently received from Jana...
Components: Czech glass cream saucers. Czech lustre verde bellflowers (LB). Crazy lace agate (LB). Czech beachglass saucer (LB). Czech rondelles cherrychip (LB). Parawire.


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