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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 »

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

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

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    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 »

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    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 »

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.

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    Beadaholic1 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.

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    Beadaholic1 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!!!

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    Beadaholic1 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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