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Tiny Totems

Needed to do a major clean up of my workspace today, but got distracted by the little piles of seed beads and those silver plated ball head pins I...
Components: Seed beads and other small beads. 21 g. silver plated ball head pins


Make your own Artisan look ear wires

Just posted a step by step tutorial on my blog.
Turn ball head pins into knock off Artisan ear wires with basic jewelry tools and skills. So much...
Components: 20-22 gauge 2 inch ball head pins basic jewelry tools optional: bench block and hammer


Keishi earrings

I have made the earrings to go with the necklace! Wire-wrapped the Keishi pearls and added the s. silver ear wires.
Components: keishi pearls, sterling silver ear wires


Tequila Sunrise

The start of this project were these great handmade lampwork from Charlotte at http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Covergirlbeads. With their...
Components: 10mm handmade apricot orange lampwork, Swarovski 5301 fire opal crystals, .925 sterling silver earring blanks, .925 sterling silver beads


Deep in the Hydrangeas

I was trying for a horticultural feel.
Components: Petra's ceramic petals, Irish waxed linen, Vintaj brass parawire, Czech glass all LB


Summer night Moon

Beautiful blue moonstone, I have never seen this more blue! I thought as it was 'MOON-stone' I would add the round freshwater pearls like the full...
Components: Blue moonstone, freshwater pearls, s. silver ear-wires


Headhunter Fun

Just me screwing around with Petra's ceramics.
Components: Ceramic drops from Petra at Scorched Earth on Etsy, Czech glass beads, Irish Waxed Linen, and Vintaj Brass wire all from LB.


Orange or Yellow?

These enamel cones were described as orange...I thought they were more like yellow...or maybe a very light orange. At any rate purple goes with...
Components: orange/yellow enamel cones, purple glass bead caps, metal bead caps, purple glass rondele and two little faceted yellow teardrops.


Verdigris in Colors

Beautiful pair of verdigris chandeliers...I couldn't decide on what color so I used different colors!
Components: verdigris chandeliers, multi-color glass beads, waxed linen.


Growing Garden Earring

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower...
Components: 2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads


Wire Oval Earrings

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!
Components: 8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax


For Lack of Something Better... :/

Does anyone ever get "jeweler's block"?
Ever feel like your creative juices are basically depleted?

I've been feeling like that a lot lately....
Components: Metal bla, nks, embossed em myself, Czech disks and mushroom beads, Magatamas, handmade ear wires, wire.


Sari Silk Earrings

First time combining sari ribbon with wire!


little fish earrings

I had originally made these for myself, but liked them so much I made another pair for my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/tanyaminottjewelry

I just...
Components: Apatite, Copper, glass pearls


Hearts On Fire

I have had these two hollow copper hearts for awhile now, and thought they would look good as earrings. They were from an old necklace that a...
Components: Czech glass rustic red Picasso pressed daisy, Matte hyacinth druks, and Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire from Lima. Hollow copper hearts and ear wires from my stash.


Daisy Chain

I wanted to do a little extra sumthin'-sumthin' with the Czech beads I recently received. I decided on a little patina work and incorporated some...
Components: etched cable chain, Czech glass beads, vintaj link, patina-- all LB purchases


Calling All Angels

Chain with bead attached to an Angel wing.
Components: Angel wing, crystal 10mm bead


A Collection of Designs- Just for Fun

I like looking at the design gallery for ideas and thought I would share some of my designs. Most of these components were purchased at Lima...
Components: fire agates, blue haze agates, matte jasper, matte black peanut chain, paloma brass bird beads, etc.


Pretty in Pink Medallion Earrings

Medallion earrings using dual coated Fire Polished beads have the design on both sides so it looks really great from all angles. Love the colors....
Components: 8mm Fire Polished beads in Pink/Cantaloupe, 6mm Matte Gold Fire Polished beads, 4mm light bronze glass pearls, Cezch beads in 8/0 and 11/0 and rose gold plated ear hooks


Sunrise Sunset

I've had these metal blanks and thought they would make good earrings...I didn't have any patina to use, so I used nail polish. It worked well to...
Components: metal blanks, waxed linen, Red Bahay Seeds orange and copper nail polish, purple seed beads.


America

These earrings remind me of my childhood- riding horses in the woods of Southern Minnesota- cooking over an open fire and relaxing beneath a sky...
Components: Vintage blanks, Czech beads, handmade ear wires


color blocking

I've seen this style/design elsewhere but thought I would give it a whirl. I switched gears a little from using natural stone beads to using glass...
Components: Silver wire, glass beads, handmade ear wires


Pictorial Tutorial !

Here's a simple and hopefully understandable tute for those Boho-style seed bead earrings I posted previously. I would add to carefully count and...
Components: brass wire and findings, seed beads, and accent beads.


Journey in etching

Thank you Lynda for the inspiration, after admiring your pieces I finally did it this weekend. Ferric acid is not available to the public in Canada...
Components: My own etched copper, copper findings and polymer clay, Lampwork from Magdalena Ruiz, Meital, Glass by Leese and Garden of Beads.


Beware the Brass

Using lots of colorful seed beads for these fun flirty earrings, but oh why, did I pick brass wire?? It's so stiff and hard to work with, but I do...
Components: seed beads, glass, Howlite Turquoise, brass wire and ear wires


Elegant Patterns

Some of my wire work charms made into earrings.
Components: wire, crystal bicones, handmade ear wires


Light gold earrings

I have just finished these today.

They are ment to fit the light gold belct buckle necklace which I have included a Picture of :-)


Crystal earrings

Earings with large crystals

See more Pictures here:

https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/CopenhagenStatement?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Gifts

A friend wanted something to match a new outfit. These purple jade brios did the trick
Components: Brass Earrings- found these at a discount store, GF wire, jade briolettes.


Earrings for the teacher

These earrings are a gift for my daughter's first grade teacher.


Cheery Cross

2 of my favorite colors!
Components: Turquoise, Coral, Sterling


Twist and Shout

Contemporary gold twisted link and Swarovski sunflower crystals. Thought these were very cool for the summer.
Components: 32mm gold-plated twisted links, 14k 1/20 gold-filled ear wires, Swarovski sunflower AB 5000 Austrian crystals


Hearts and hope

Made these in 2013 when I got news I needed a mastectomy. Gave them to my surgeon in a pre-op office visit and she showed up in pre-op wearing...


Sweet Bells

My daughter wanted a pair after I made her some asymmetrical earrings with the bells on only one earring. (I only hear out of one ear so what the...
Components: All LB goodies: Czech glass dragonflies, amethyst, fluorite, recycled glass nuggets, silver-plated findings. Bells from JoAnns.


Shiny Two

...and here are the matching earrings! Lousy photo, but the only one I have, I'm afraid. Same idea as the bracelet, only different sized discs.
Components: Same copper sheet etc. as the bracelet, but sterling silver wire. No fusing involved, only drilling!


Let's Face It

Tibetan silver metal face dangle earrings. I love working with unique tibetan silver pieces to compliment mixes of glass crystals and glass beads...
Components: Tibetan silver, Bali spacer beads, AB crystal bicones, seed beads, silver ear wires.


In Living Color. Inspired by Kat's All That

I was very taken with Kat's colorful bracelet,and it inspired me to grab my stash and just "go for it." I even found some brios that were already...
Components: Oregon Sunstone + Moonstone rondelles, Hot Pink+Neon Orange Chalcedony, Hot Pink Mystic Quartz, Light Pink Mystic Quartz, Carnelian, SS craft wire 24+26G, oval SP jump rings, and SS ball head pins. Ear wires are SS.


Twist Your Way to My Heart

This particular piece was first made for a girl I knew who didn't believe in herself. So I made her this earring to remind her that life would...
Components: czech beads, wire, charms


Lapis Lazuli Electric

Inspired by a spinning electric turbine I saw one day. I feel as if the earring will generate energy for the wearer by spinning!

It is made...
Components: Lapis, wire


Diwali: Tanzanite & Carnelian earrings

My first contribution to the design gallery!

This pair of earrings was inspired by the Diwali festival in Singapore. Diwali is also known as the...
Components: Tanzanite, Carnelian, Labradorite, wire


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