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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

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Freels the Love

I ordered these charms from

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.

Sister in Law's Earrings

As some of you know, I'm making jewelry for some mothers in my family. I've made SIL 1, 2 more.
Components: Lava Stones with fire opal chips from Limabeads, sterling silver chain and ear hook. AB Swarovski's Air Opals with sterling silver chain and Earwire.

Earrings for me...

I got my ears pierced at the beginning of March... again! The first time around I was 10, but then I turned allergic to all earring metals I had,...
Components: Titanium wire 0.8 mm for the ear hooks. No. 1: hammered brass wire, coffee stained lambs bone (Easter dinner leftovers!), Czech glass beads. No. 2: Sterling silver wire 1 and 1.2 mm, jasper beads. No. 3: just the titanium wire riveted onto pieces of stained and waxed bone, silicon stoppers.

New Earring Monday Weeks 15 & 16

More fun with earrings! Check out the full post (and add your own link if you want to play along with me) on my blog:...
Components: Vintaj peapod decorivets and jump rings, TierraCast earwires, onyx or Czech glass.

fairy wings

the way the ribbon gathered on the sides reminded me of wings and the soft flow of the ribbon's movement
Components: re-purposed earrings from India hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn with iridescent thread

fairy's breath

the blue colors for the throat chakra remind me of whispering softly, they feel so delicate and bold
Components: re-purposed earrings, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand sewn iridescent thread and crystals

Blue Gears

Another pair of earrings for my SIL 1.
Components: 2 cogs, blue chalcedony, Iolite chips, Tanzanite chips, air blue opal Swarovski's, Montana Blue Swarovski's, Bermuda Blue Swarovski's and dark blue pearl, Rhubarb/Blueberry crystal from Limabeads. A pair of ear hooks, and 24 gauge wire.

Medical Angel Wings

A pair of earrings I made for my SIL 1. One of 4 pair of earrings I'm making for her, for Mother's Day.
Components: 2 Fuchsia Swarovski's, 2 Griege Swarovski's, 2 brown Swarovski's Crystal Pearls, 2 gold Angel Wings, 2 jump rings, 2 gears, 2 gold filled ear wire hooks, 2 brass gears, brass chain.

Wrapped-Up Pearls

I have wanted to do this design for a while, and I couldn't resist doing them.
Components: Gold wire (24 and 20 gauge), coin pearls