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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Have fun, earrings for real artists :)

About this design:

It's not so serious...making jewelry! Have fun and enjoy and just follow your ideas.
These earrings are made from common color pencils. Hooks are self bend from sterling silver wire.

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  1. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Great idea Arja! So original and fun!

  2. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Thank You :) .

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    olive penguin says:

    Adorable! What a great idea!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fun and frivolous, Arja. I love the idea! :D

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Amazing, Arja! Once again, you’ve thought of a clever way to use an everyday item! Love this idea — the earrings are fun and fabulous! :D

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These are really cool! How in the world did you get the get the metal thingamabobs in the pencils? ;)

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    HAHAHA — Nancy, I just came back here to ask Arja the very same question! Great minds….. ;)

  8. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    FUN..FUN..FUN…Arja you are always up to something
    different. Love them. Would love to see your website…your info is out of date. Thanks.

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    How cute are these? Very!!!

  10. Kris
    Kris says:

    I <3 these!!! Pure genius…

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    These are so unique and creative!! Love them..

  12. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    How unique!

  13. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Arja, these are just too cool! Especially since I work with colored pencils! A fav!

  14. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Too cool Arja, I love them!!!!

  15. CAS
    CAS says:

    Arja these are too cool!! Love! … love!! … LOVE them!!!

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    P HOWARD says:

    These are just too cute!!

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love! :D

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    These are so much fun!

  19. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    These are so cute, love them.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Very cool!

  21. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    What an idea! just great for summer!

  22. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Only you would come up with such a clever idea, Arja! These are just funky and fun! I’m with Lynn – how did you anchor the hooks in the pencils??

  23. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ha ha Cotopaxi..I think she’s taking that secret to the grave! (Just kiddin) ;)

  24. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    So glad you posted these here!
    (OK, I see a little glue on some, so I’m thinking you drilled, inserted eye-pin and glue…)

  25. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Hi there, all my beading friends :)
    Sorry for the delay of my answer. How the loops are connected in the pencils: First, drill about 6-7mm deep hole by using dia 2mm drill pit. Then fill the hole with glue ( I used white glue) and pull a piece of eye pin in. Let dry. :)
    I did also update my website info. There was my ArtFire link, and I have been out of there for a some time now. I do still have my Arjasuni Etsy shop, my own shop is But I updated my link to my Facebook fan site. Please, come and like that site.
    Love and miss you all!

  26. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    ….my FB fan site:

  27. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhhh, I should have known that these earrings were yours the minute I saw them. So cute and imaginative. Hope you are enjoying your time off … can’t wait to see more of your creations. (I would have had a hard time cutting my colored pencils up!)

  28. LouKyMom
    LouKyMom says:

    Love the pencil earrings — just adorable and colorful, too!!!

  29. bette4art
    bette4art says:

    Girls just have to have fun…I have made similar earrings with small paint brushes. These are justso cool.

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