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More Etched Copper

Cannot seem to get enough of this etched copper. These unedited photos were taken at sunset on my porch tonight. The patinaed copper is just...
Components: copper sheet metal, amethysts drops, sterling silver, Abalone, glass beads, seed beads, waxed linen cord


Boho Sister

And...here's Retroactive's Boho Sister design. The process-- cut copper sheeting, etch with Vintaj Bigkick, patina (leave it a tad messy for a...
Components: 26g copper sheeting, patina, recycled glass beads, copper beads-- jasper too


Retroactive

Since everyone and their mother has been trying some "folded" metal earrings-- I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. Meet boho sister's...
Components: aluminum sheeting, recycled glass beads, brass snowflakes (which look like retro flowers to me) and other metal beads


Single Earrings and Hardboiled eggs

I'm sure you're all wondering about the title : P well, I've really been into wearing one long unique earring lately-with something like a simple...
Components: 1st earring- czech turquoise Picasso flower and silver leaf charms from my favorite eBay vendor, 2nd- silver daisy spacer and flower charm from Joanne Fabric, crystal and amethyst round from my friend Jen, 3rd- Ornate brass connector and czech rondelle from LB, both kind dagger beads from the same ebay store, all other beads, bead caps and findings from my own stash.


Camryn

I made these earrings for my son's girlfriend to go with her prom dress. They're much more sparkly "in person" than the picture shows. :-)


made with My Own...

Many of you know I have been making polymer clay pieces. I saved some of them for me... and created some earrings.
What do you think?
Components: Polymer clay. Findings... mostly parawire... A few things from my stash.


Working In the Lab,Part Trois.

Here I go again,with the weirdest wraps ever.This time,I used a pretty periwinkle/blue shade of crystals that caught my eye. A bit hard to...
Components: Crystal rondelles 12mm, "hard" SP craft wire, SP split jump rings, and SS ear wires.


Off With Her Head.Keep the Earbobs!

My inspiration came from watching a movie about Marie Antoinette. It seems that she had a real thing for anything that sparkled. Who can blame her?...
Components: Crystal Briolettes 12mm, Swarovski bicones, 6+4mm, SP dead soft craft wire, SP ball head pins, SP split jump rings, and SP leverback wires.


From the Jade

I had fun using the spare connectors from some chain my sister-in-law brought me and my niece brought me the beautiful light gray pearls. Both...
Components: Sterling silver ear wires, gray pearls, round connectors


Parisan Earrings

Aquamarine gemstones, freshwater pearls, czech glass, pewter floral rectangles, sterling silver ear wires


Fantasy Teardrop

umm game of thrones? or im just hooked to the series :P
:/ i need more practice with the loop
Components: metal frame from hobby lobby, iris seed bead (L.B), crystal teardrop from a local bead store


A Touch of Sparkle

These beads are absolutely gorgeous in person! I got lucky and managed to buy one strand of them when I had to go to a dr's evaluation out of town....
Components: Solid Copper Artisan made Earwires, Solid Copper Wire round 26 Gauge; Solid Copper JumpRings; Blue Topaz rough cut top drilled (Briolette style) nuggets with a thin titanium coating on some sides.


Eyes on The Ocean

These were made to match my "Treasures of the Earth and Sea" necklace, and feature herringbone wrapped Teal Chalcedony and Blue Quartz Briolettes....
Components: Solid Copper Wire round 18 or 20 Gauge. ( I think 20, but not 100% sure, I forgot which I used.) Teal Faceted Chalcedony Rondelles; Blue Quartz Briolettes; Solid Copper jump rings; Artisan Solid Copper Earwires from online


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 .


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