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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


New Earring Monday Brights

I've given myself my own personal challenge of making at least one pair of fun earrings a week for the year (because I was so sad about the end of...
Components: All the beads are from Lima Beads: gilded gold daisy coins in turquoise and avocado, luster blue green bellflowers, wasabi green 5 point bellflowers; Vintaj findings.


Hearts for All Seasons

I wanted to make something romantic, yet sophisticated and easy to wear year round, not just on Valentine's Day-after all, love isn't restricted to...
Components: Sterling Silver Round Wire: 16 and 24 Gauge; Hammered Sterling Earwires; Small Oval Sterling JumpRings; Medium Round JumpRings; Pink/Rose Quartz AAA Grade Briolettes


Ancient Treasures

This is my entry for Week 9 of Heather Powers' Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge: Ancient History. I was inspired by Roman glass.

You can read...
Components: African recycled glass from Lima Beads; bronzy drops from Scorched Earth on Etsy; Vintaj wire in both pewter and brass; Vintaj brass ear wires; Niobium ear wires.


Black, White, and Red All Over

Time for May's We're All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Hop on over when you have some time to see what folks have created when inspired by...
Components: Lava stone, carved bone, sari silk, brass findings


Roman Delight

These earrings took a long while of trial and error to get them just right. But in the end I think they came through with a vengeance : ) the base...
Components: Parts from a bronze filigree flower, 22g vintage bronze colored wire for all handmade jump rings and other findings, Czech glass crystals in a variety of colors and shapes, various seed beads.


In Flight

Earrings made to go with my "In Flight" necklace for the Bead Soup Blog Party using Czech glass beads, waxed Irish linen and handmade ear wires....
Components: Czech glass beads Waxed Irish linen Handmade copper ear wires


CzechMates

Czech rounds and rondelles from a recent LB order...still doing wireworking!
Components: 20g silverplated wire, silverplated earwires and Czech 6mm cobalt rounds and chartreuse rondelles.


Totem Earrings

I found Tari's Inside the Studio post on Friday super inspiring. She shared her pin board of ceramic totems and that got my brain whirling around...
Components: 4 polymer clay spacers, 2 pewter bird beads, 2 6mm pyrite beads, 2 faceted brass beads, 2 15mm brass jump rings, 2 brass earwires, 2 2" copper headpins, 6 11/0 copper seed beads


Can you stand one more etched piece?

Still haven't gotten this sickness out of my system. Pairings with Czech glass are a natural in my opinion. Just for a change, I threw in a couple...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, czech glass beads


Lifesaver Earrings

Some more freebies from Jess. Perfect for earrings...they look like candy!I happen to have these vintage sugar beads in orange and yellow.
Components: Polymer clay little donuts, vintage sugar beads, orange and butterscotch waxed linen, Sterling silver earwires


Hammered amethyst hoops

Love these rough cut amethyst stones so I framed them to make them stand out. I've not made earrings for a while, so today is the day!
Components: Amethyst, 20 gauge non tarnish silver wire, earring hooks.


Heart of the City

Petra's Ceramic City Drops along with a couple of her hearts inspired this design. I chose golden pyrite for the color and sparkle and handmade the...
Components: Ceramics by Petra at Scorched Earth on Etsy, Golden Pyrite, LB, Gunmetal Artistic wire, LB, my hands. :)


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


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