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I was working in the lab,late one night

Here's something a little different. I have a necklace made overseas,and it has odd looking wraps that I wanted to copy. Instead of doing a headpin...
Components: Navy blue crystal rondelles, 8mm, I think, sterling filled wire (dead soft), and large SS Plated kidney wires from Lima.

Survivor's Song earrings

Earrings to match the necklace of the same name. I love the dark cobalt against the gold. The colors complement each other very well.
Components: kiwi stone, Gold, seed beads, crimp beads, crimp covers

Fall Harvest

I am experimenting with different finishes on sheet copper.This orange color was achieved by gently heating the copper sheet in a flame and then...
Components: 22g sheet copper, 20g copper wire, 18 g copper wire, copper head pins, Assorted Jasper beads, liver of sulfur.

Blue Hippie

I came home from my son's jazz concert and created these. Inspired? I'd say so. Thanks for taking a look!
Components: vintaj components, antiqued copper wire, czech beads of varying types, 11/0 seed beads

Paddling Up Stream

Three different earrings, but each with a paddle style dangle. One Czech glass and two in copper.
Components: Lamp work beads, agate rondelles, sterling silver wire, copper wire and sheet metal.


A pair of mismatched earrings I made.
Components: Seed bead rounds, crystal rondelles, Wire, ear wires

Autumn Acorn Pairs

Feeling all nutty today so I made these mock acorn earrings using Czech glass pearls and antique brass findings. Am listing them in pairs.
Components: 10mm Czech glass pearls in olivine, cocoa, baroque cream and baroque copper, 10mm antique brass bead caps, 17mm hypoallergenic antique brass leverbacks

Celestial Mood

I love stars, and moons, especially together. The copper color really makes these pop.
Components: copper charms

Hibiscus and Hummingbird

I made these for a Christmas gift last year, gave my friend something else, and forgot I had these until today. They just went up on my Etsy shop.
Components: Muscovite, LB, Freshwater pearls, Tierracast charms, surgical steel ear wires, silver plated chain and findings.

Flower Power

I have had these little flower beads for a while, I like them, but didn't know what to do with them, put them in a bracelet, yes, but then I was...
Components: seed beads, small flowers, silver wire

Frosted Hydrangea

Again I used Petra's drops and my handmade copper fringe drops.
Components: Chalcedony rondelles, hammered brass rings with torch patina both LB.

Swirling Dolphin Pod

Petra's swirling drops inspired the column of swimming dolphins.
Components: Ceramic by Petra, Tierracast charms, might be LB, Crystals, seed beads, and Steel wire, LB, Steel chain and jump rings.


Earrings for the show/sale.

Components: Copper Green Opal, silver plated base and gemstones.

Color Spirals

I think I am earringed-out! LOL This will be the last pair for awhile--unless I have another brainstorm!!
Components: Handmade PC spirals, assorted glass beads and 4mm Czech bicones, gold earwires, jumprings and bronze Artistic wire.

Bronze and Brass

Still working with the PC I got on sale. I had to make a keyring as well as the earrings....Love this bronze/goldish color clay!
Components: Handmade PC earfobs and keyfob, copper earwires, antique brass chinese coins, gold split keyring.


You girls know that I always have problem with earrings ideas, so last weekend when I was finally off, I did a few, this is the first batch, what...
Components: 1. Brown circle Agate from LB, Handmade frames from 10 gauge electrical wire, handmade droplets. 2.Teal Impression Jasper and recycled glass from LB., Petra, s drops in mustardy yellow, yellow seed beads with Apollo finish and handmade earwires. 3. Czech glass and bronzite rondelles from LB, Vintaj key + keyhole links and handmade frames and earwires. 4. Tiny Pyrite nuggets, Vintaj washers and waxed linen from LB, Petra's beads and handmade wires.

Dancing a Bohemian Rhapsody

For those days when you want to dance barefoot, wear a colorful silk dress and put a braid in your hair...
Components: Czech glass beads, Toho cherry 8/0, green emerald 11/0, antiqued copper wire.

Fall Sprig

Ceramic Drops begged to be leaves and join a small cozy party. All metal parts handmade by me.
Components: Ceramic drops from Petra at Scorched Earth, Czech Glass and Pewter wire from LB.

Frosted Leaf Earrings

Frosted Leaf Earrings
Components: 2 leaf charms, 10 5mm brass jump rings, 10 3mm brass faceted cubes, 2 7mm brass jump rings, 2 15mm brass jump rings, 2 28mm brass kidney earwires

Blue Peepers

Scorched Earth eyes meet Czech Glass and Swarovski crystals.
Components: Petra's fab ceramics, Czech glass, LB, Swarovski crystals, seed bead, LB and pewter wire, LB


My sister gave me two turquoise pillows. So I added some beads that I got from LB yesterday. Here's what I came up with.
Components: Toho seed beads, Czech glass teardrops, turquoise pillows, wire, ear wires

wire wrapped earring project

This was an intermediate project from one of my favorite books. I adapted it a little with different sized stones and coiling with wire. It took a...
Components: Moss Opalite, teardrop. Amazonite 6mm rounds 24 gauge silver wire 18 gauge silver wire silver earring hooks

Indie Copper

This was one of my first attempts at cutting my own copper blanks for embossing. I like the color combo-- reminds me of India's majestic spires.
Components: Copper sheet, patina, glass beads, copper wire


Turquoise beads and Vintaj drop charms-- complete harmony.
Components: turquoise beads, vintaj charms, antiqued bronze wire

Flight of the Pheonix

With a little love from my VIntaj BickKick embosser, I created these little gems. There's something about red and blue that captures my attention.
Components: Czech beads, vintaj blanks, antiqued bronze wire, cherry toho 8/0 beads

Harvest Owl Earrings

Inspired by this month's Art Bead Scene challenge I created these Harvest Owl Earrings for today's tutorial. These simple earrings use a petal...
Components: 2 Petal Headpins, 2 Vintaj Arte Metal Owl Charms, 2 Copper Earwires

A Few Fun Earrings

The third pair goes with Nancy's last Hootie necklace (yeah, I am a little slow...), The second pair has dangle ceramic teardrops from Scorched...
Components: Czech Glass, Unicorne Beads, Purple Crazy Lace Agate, Picture Jasper, Vintaj wire (I made all the earwires this time! ), pewter artistic wire, Petra's marvelous ceramics, waxed linen and seed beads. All LB except the ceramics!

Blue Pearl Earrings

This is a gold hoop Earring with blue pearls and crystal blue beads for accent. Pearls are wired wrapped on the hoop. Hopefully in the pictures you...
Components: Goldtone kit wire, six pearl beads, and six blue crystal beads.

Rochelle Marcum

My niece likes pink so I used the blister pearls I had. I wanted to try the pretwisted artistic wire. I like the design because it's simple but...
Components: Blister pearls, 26 ga pretwisted artistic wire, silver plated twisted 7 mm jump rings, silver plated fish hook ear wires, 28 ga artistic wire.

Woodland Leaf Earrings

Woodland Leaf Earrings
Components: 2 disk beads (Humblebeads) 2 Vintaj woodland leaf pendants, 4 copper 5mm spacers, 2 brass 10mm jump rings, 2 brass eye pins, 2 brass round loop ear wires

Two Moons earrings

I wanted to make some a little longer with the lovely moonstones I have! With these I have added moonstone brios and faceted amethyst rondelles, I...
Components: Moonstone, Amethyst

Earring Envy

This completes the green agate set. They've been done just couldn't take a good photo because I couldn't
Components: Green agate nuggets. Topaz and green crystals. Copper spacers. Copper findings.


This is a design where I made mismatched earrings using some of my favorite greens. My addiction to green continues on.
Components: Shell beads, crystal bicones, aventurine chips, ear wires, wire, jump rings

Tropical Print lentil shell earrings

These earrings were designed with the caribbean and tropics in mind. The beautiful burst of black,red, fuschia and green gives you a feeling of...
Components: The earrings are incorporated with lentil shell beads, czech AB crystals, Bali daisy spacer beads, and silver ear wires.

Chalcedony Sky Cube

I've had these Chalcedony cubes for a couple of years and I finally made them in a pair of earrings.
Components: Silver Earring hooks, Silver chain and diagonally Chalcedony Cubes.

Spirit Animal Earrings

I've made these earrings due to the Snowy Owl is my Spirit Animal and want to honor her by making these earrings. first time painting with the...
Components: Silver Chain, Silver lever back hooks, silver coined shape freshwater pearls, silver feather charms painted in white and black alcoholic inks.

Snowy Moon with Turquoise

The Black specks reminds me of the colors of the Snowy Owl and like the Turquoise add on.
Components: Turquoise Chips, Rainbow Moonstone, silver chain and lever earring hooks.

Waterfall Earrings

These are wired wrapped earrings with Pearls and Brown glass beads. I was inspired to make these from a pair of earrings I seen on ebay. I love the...
Components: Pearls, Brown glass beads, Two types of goldtone kit wire.

Under Lock and Key

These simple little earrings were so hard to photograph! I apologize for the poor quality photos-I was trying really hard to capture the gorgeous...
Components: Small Faceted Blue Flash Moonstone Onion Briolettes, Sterling Scroll Links, Sterling Key Charm, Limited Edition Crystal Comet Argent Light Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Heart Shaped Lock Charm, Bali Sterling Accented Earwires, Sterling 24 gauge Round Wire, Sterling JumpRings (oval)

Amber Shards

Love the amber/pumpkin color on these quartz shards. I think they will be perfect for fall!
Wrapped them up in 22 g. copper wire and oxidized...
Components: Iridescent quartz points, copper wire