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Czech Copper Hoops

Czech copper hoops by JCL.
Components: Czech beads and copper wire

Tree of Life Earrings

I have been making tree of life medallions and a friend wanted me to try to make her a set of tree earrings, so I gave it a shot. She really liked...
Components: Generic small white stones, sapphire 20ga artistic wire, silver 18ga artistic wire

Freels the Love


Freels the Love


Freels the love


picasso bead earrings


Fish Tails

Looking at Rocknitjewelry's handmade beadcaps, I suddenly remembered that I made some too, back in February I think (but I don't claim to have...
Components: Large onyx beads (Lima), sterling sheet and wire. (Solder, patina, etc.)

Fiesta Earrings

Inspired by my love of the tropics and my annual Bead Cruise! I'm smitten with pineapple images and had to make my own pineapple charms! Charms can...
Components: Pineapple Charms, Czech glass flowers, 6mm Czech glass rondelles, copper flower spacers, gunmetal earwires, 22 gauge steel wire (use gunmetal color wire if you don't have steel.)

Without Question Earrings

I wanted to start making and using my own bead caps and metal components using my new dapping tool. These earrings are my first attempt. I used...
Components: Sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, faceted aqua blue agate, an artisan crafted lampwork bead.

Metal Bail Earrings

I got all these gorgeous big gemstone earring slices and wanted a different way to hang them. This is another technique I learned in Santa Fe in...
Components: Amazonite round slices, sterling silver sheet, 8mm faceted amazonite rounds, Bali spacers and sterling silver wire.


To round off, a completely different technique, which I've wanted to try for some time, but it took a while to get there (a bit like the...
Components: Copper blanks (by me, of course), torch-fired glass enamel, balled copper wire and sterling silver hooks for the first, balled sterling silver wire and titanium hooks for the second.

freels the love

I made several pieces they can be found @ www.etsy.com/shop/freelsthelove

Freels the Love

I ordered these charms from pandahall.com

Freels the Love

I used some of the best picasso beads in a semi- random pattern to make these vibrant earrings
Components: antique bronze fish hooks, & picasso beads


I've been incredibly busy making jewelry for seven days a row, at metal class! A bit odd luxury holiday... and incredibly hard work too! Now I've...
Components: Sea glass (Lima -- isn't it gorgeous?!), the odd pearl, 1 mm patinated copper wire, titanium hooks (my own).


A pair of Oak Leaves Earrings I made for myself. Oak Trees are one of my favorite trees.
Components: A pair of Czech Beads from Lima Beads, a pair of leverbacks in Antique Copper. Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper and Patina in Moss Green.

Patina Anyone?

Three new pairs of patina-ed earrings! I keep playing and learning! (Did you know you can fix mistakes? Adirondack alcohol blender or rubbing...
Components: All LB: Vintaj blanks, assorted patinas, etching and embossing folders, recycled and Czech glass, assorted spacers, head pins and ear wires.

Cheery O's

I purchased these "cherio" beads and finally saw something in a magazine that I liked. This is my take on the pair (I think in Bead Style for July...
Components: 18g copper wire, peacock O beads

Green with envy

Last pair of earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 6 Swarovski's Rondelles in shades of greens, 2 Spearmint swirl colored Rondelle Czech from Limabeads, chains in copper and earring hooks in antique copper.

Fushia Dome

Earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 2 earring hooks, assorted Swarovski's in shades of pinks, 2 fushia Swarovski's Domes, silver chains.

Barbie's Gears

Earrings for my daughter's teacher.
Components: 2 Gears, 2 copper jumprings, assorted Swarovski's in pinks, powdered pink asymmetric pearls, 2 earring hooks.

matching earrings

My sister and a good friend bought the peridot and garnet bracelets from me. Both of them wanted earrings to match. My sister was going back to...
Components: Sterling silver wire and ear wires, peridot stones. Bracelets are plated.

Beautiful Iolite

Here's a fun design,using Iolite. Iolite doesn't get a lot of attention,and it's a yummy stone. In this case,I had a few with chips on the side,so...
Components: Green Onyx ovals and faceted rondelles, SS craft wire 24G, Iolite briolettes approx 10x6 mm if memory serves, SS jump rings, and SS ear wires.

Dangle Earrings

Since everyone was posting earrings, I thought I’d let you see what I’ve been up to. I had to break away from my regular beading and get ready...
Components: Faceted glass, seed beads, misc gemstones, magnesite, metal spacer beads

Girl's Night

I was just letting my hands do what they wanted, and ended up with these glittery earrings! I am happy I did because they work with jeans and...
Components: Crystazzi crystals, earring hooks, crimp beads and beading wire


My MIL loooves amber, so I made her these earrings.
Components: Amber chips, terracotta Czech, two silver earring hooks and silver chains.

Rustic Keys

I have a 2nd SIL whose 20 and am starting to make stuff for her birthday. ( late October). While visiting the in-laws 2 yrs ago, I went to an...
Components: 2 silver ear hooks, 2 Blueberry and Rhubarb Chech glass beads from limabeads, 2 rustic small keys.

Souvenirs in Resin

I finally got my act together and made these resin earrings, despite the mess... As someone might remember, I was given a bag of oyster (or some...
Components: Shells, resin (LB), artistic wire (LB) for the coils, 0.8 mm sterling silver wire for the wrap and hooks.

Ancient Royalty

I love how these long dangles turned out! They remind me of something an ancient princess might wear!
Components: FW pearls, green garnets, carnelian drops, metal connectors, and cherry creek jasper drops by Marc Lapidary.

Uber Long Beachy Spikes

I haven't felt much like designing lately, but I love these spikes from scorchedearthonetsy. I struggled to pair something with them, fearing the...
Components: Ceramic spikes, Amazonite discs, freshwater pearls, vintage Swarovski crystal rondelles, bead caps, copper hand formed ear wires.

Rustic ears

Hammered silver, twisted wire, beads and do dads

Vampire Tears Earrings

I've posted this stone before. It's called Lepidocrocite on most sites,but I have seen it called Vampire Tears. I thought it was rather romantic....
Components: Large Lepidocrocite faceted stones, dyed red Agate, Moonstone, GP findings, and vermeil ear wires.

Hunter's Earrings

Pair I've just made for SIL, whose son is name Hunter. The bow & arrow represents Hunter, the 4 leaf clover represents his middle name, Patrick and...
Components: A pair of bow & arrows, a pair of Swarovski's 4 leaf clovers, 4 peridot round beads, a pair of eye pins in silver and a pair of ear hooks in silver.

Too long

I meant these to be everyday earrings, but found they were unpractically long. They just don't go with scarves at this time of year. (I need the...
Components: Sterling silver wire 0.8 mm, Czech glass (LB). I soldered a short piece of wire melted at both ends, and bent into an omega shape to use as a lock, down there just above the bead. It actually works!

Peridot Resin Earrings

Another class I took in Santa Fe was resin. For these earrings I used resin with fire opal inclusions poured into gunmetal hobnail links. I wanted...
Components: Fire opal resin links, peridot, artisan glass beads, oxidized sterling bead caps, wire and handmade earwires

new pretties

My newest seed bead earrings

The simplest design...

I've wanted to explore other ways to make earrings than the usual hook-and-dangle design, and now that I can test them on myself, I can really dig...
Components: 0.8 mm sterling silver wire, glass beads.

My Stars!

I love the Greek Patina pieces and the recycled glass drops so why not put them together?
Components: Greek Copper Patina stars, recycled glass drops in various blues, lightweight gunmetal chain, gunmetal ear wires all LB as far as I know! (Y'all are such enablers!!)

It's been awhile!

It has been awhile!! I decided I needed new earrings.Oh and I have a blue finger to go with the blue pair. missed while hammering!!!!
Components: copper wire and crystals and glass

Mykonos Greek Olive Leaves

I am loving these Greek metal findings with the blue green verdigris patina. I paired these olive branch links with turquoise howlite and Swarovski...
Components: Greek metal olive branch links from LB, bronze niobium ear wires from LB, turquoise howlite rounds and Swarvoski crystals.