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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

Struggle


About this design:

You girls know that I always have problem with earrings ideas, so last weekend when I was finally off, I did a few, this is the first batch, what do you think, after I redo the pictures are they worth posting on Etsy?

Components:

1. Brown circle Agate from LB, Handmade frames from 10 gauge electrical wire, handmade droplets. 2.Teal Impression Jasper and recycled glass from LB., Petra,s drops in mustardy yellow, yellow seed beads with Apollo finish and handmade earwires. 3. Czech glass and bronzite rondelles from LB,Vintaj key + keyhole links and handmade frames and earwires. 4. Tiny Pyrite nuggets, Vintaj washers and waxed linen from LB, Petra's beads and handmade wires.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Wow! Asia, these are fabulous!!!!! The pair with the little droplets are my favorite.
    You should definitely put these on etsy and I don’t think you need to redo the photos. They look great and are much better that some of the photos I see on etsy already.

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    To shape the 10 gauge wire, are you using heat or are you just hammering it cold? What kind of wire are you using for the part going through the ear? Do you coat the copper wire to prevent tarnishing?
    I want to get into doing more wire work. So far I have only used coated craft wire and parawire.

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    These are wonderful! Don’t change a thing, and go ahead and post them. They will all fly out the door!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Jolene, torch is my best friend I use it before shaping and a couple more times for hammering.

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Jolene, hit the button to fast, I use usually 20 gauge wire for the earwires, tumble them for strength and polish and then comes the lacquer and wax for protection.

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I forgot to ask again….so many mention “Petra’s Beads”…I am wondering where her website is, as I love the beads you all use in your designs.

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Love them all! Think the keys are my fav.

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They all look fantastic, Asia! I especially like the circle ones with the dangles!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think your struggles are over as far as earrings go Asia. Every single pair is fantastic and interesting and unique. Love them all.

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Need4Beadz: Petra’s shop is called Scorched Earth on Etsy. You will spend too much time and too much money… but her pieces are so unique!

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, You KNOW I am crazy about the first pair because they have your wire twists. I’m absolutely going to use this technique.

    My favorite is the yellow and blue with Petra’s drops. Awesome way to accent them!!!

    DO NOT redo the pics. They look good. Post them and sell them and then make more!!! :)

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wow, Asia! They are all fantastic! You must post them on Etsy!! Love, love the the yellow and blue
    (Petra) pair!!

  13. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Wow! I keep looking at the pictures and trying to decide on a favorite, but I can’t! They are all so pretty and unique. I really like the ones w/the keys, but they are all so fantastic! :)

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    All are fantastic! Love what you have done with Petra’s pieces! But my favorites are the ones with the locks! Excellent wirework!!!

  15. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    JULIE…thanks so much! I was browsing on Etsy this morning and found it! LOL Love all of her stuff.

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Asia, These are wonderful! Definitely unique and done with your usual style and panache! My faves are 2 and 4 with 1 and 3 tied. All of them really are fantastic! The pictures are fine too, although I might separate the first pair so you could see the details a bit better.

  17. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – one and all. I particularly like the one with the bulls eye and the last one. Very original.

  18. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    These are pretty Asia. :)

  19. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Asia these are adorable my favorite is the first pair.

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much everyone for your comments, I will try different pictures if weather cooperates, it has been wet and very windy today :D

  21. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are all fabulous! I think you earring struggle is over. These are all such unique designs, but I have to say the ones with the pyrite dangles are my fav. ;)

  22. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    yes. Post.

  23. miss e
    miss e says:

    They are all awesome! The keyhole is my favorite. :)

  24. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    They are all great, Asia! The styles are unique and the colors are excellent! Post away! :D

  25. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    All are beautiful, Asia!

  26. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Love these! :-)

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Wow! These are beyond amazing!

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