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Who knew? Not me!

Found these paper embossing folders cheap, cheap, at Tuesday Morning this week. I don't have an embossing machine nor do I do paper crafting. But...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver, Chalcedony, turquoise heishi beads, recycled glass from Ghana


Bee Grateful

To coordinate with my Bee Grateful Necklace and inspired by Crystal Canary's Bee Happy Bracelet, I wanted some delicate "bee" earrings.
Components: TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Honey Bee 9x15mm (Lima Beads), English Cut Picasso black and yellow beads, Czech pressed flower beads, gold bali style spacer beads, Czech fire polished faceted oval beads, Gold plated fish ear wires, gold plated head and eye pins.


Upcycled Beer Can Earrings

Combining my love of craft beer and jewelry making, I've just completed a new line earrings (actually some medallion necklaces too) that I'm...
Components: Vintaj round blanks in different metals, rivets, eyepins; Tierracast spacers and ear wires; Czech Glass, hematite, crystal; aluminum cans!


Altered States

Each of these pair of earrings has metal components that have been altered by etching, metal paint, or alcohol inks. I used copper, brass, and a...
Components: Metal components, patina paints, alcohol inks, Czech glass, metal wire for ear wires, fresh water pearls.


Adventures in the Wood

Haven't been around much lately -- no time or energy, lots of summer things to do, but suddenly the ol' creativity couldn't be held back anymore!...
Components: Birch and lilac wood (maybe some oak and fir too), Gilders Paste (LB, but they had very little left yesterday when I ordered more), still looking for the best top coat (not sure I need one), my handmade titan earhooks, cotton cord and some brass spacers from stash (design really just thrown together in a hurry this time). Pictures are of beads at different stages.


Lima's brass is the best!

I took advantage of the recent sale that LB had on brass components...Love! I did tweak the butterfly by giving it a polish to expose the brighter...
Components: Brass and opalite


Thanks Kye!

I made some chain maille earrings using Kye's "twist of fate" tutorial. I couldn't be happier with the results! The tutorial was so easy to fallow,...
Components: aluminium jump rings, glass teardrops, star charms, ear wires


Summer Time Earrings

I was really looking for earring components that were Summery...so I came up with these.
Components: bronze clay, Periwinkle Quartz, Orange Calcite, verdigris bead, orange Cobol, Kingman Turquoise nugget, sari silk, copper earwires


rainy day earrings

Just a little simple somethin' somethin'! But I loved how these long earrings turned out!
Components: Rose Quartz, czech glass, Amoracast sterling silver cloud links, sterling silver findings


Pearly Queen

At first sight I loved these pearl connectors. I thought earrings would be lovely, then added the beautiful rose quartz faceted briolettes.
Components: Pearl, Rose Quartz, sterling silver Fleur De Lis leverbacks


Eduki

Becky Nunn adds flair to these earrings by wire wrapping bead chain onto Nunn Design Open Circle Wire Frames. In her piece, she uses sterling...


Magpaon

This piece was created by Becky Nunn of Nunn Design. You can use the gold plated materials as shown in the picture, or mix and match with copper...


Chandelier Earrings

I made these with silver metal chain, Tourqoise howtite and clear crystal glass beads.


Spring Chickadees

I love to work with Czech Glass beads this was inspired by Spring and all the little baby animals that are born
Components: Czech glass heart beads. Silver plated charm, 925 sterling silver french earring hooks and sterling silver wire


Sunset In Stone Earrings

Simple, delicate row of sun stone chips going from a deeper orange to almost white with gold plated ear wires.
Components: Gold plated ear wires, gold plated head pins, sun stone chips in colors ranging from peachy-orange to almost white.


Tickled Pink and Purple Earrings

Eclectic Earrings with gold toned findings in tones of pink and purple.
Components: Frosted blue glass beads, gold toned ear wires, pink speckled beads, acrylic beads.


Orchids and Copper..

The pink earrings were inspired by this lovely orchid plant my two lovely little boys gave me for Mother's Day. The flowers were so pale, with...
Components: From Lima Beads - my favourite pink quartz wheel beads (these are so pretty and so icy and frosty, I love love love them! Please get more, as I am running low.. ), brass wire, antique copper wire. Own stash and stuff - Ghana recycled glass beads in orange, hammered copper, Gilders Paste patina colour, polymer clay drops handmade, by me and the edge coloured with Gilders Paste patina, tiny little bead caps I picked up from this little store in this out of the way little town, that I spotted while husband drove past (many *gasps* and "stop the car!!!" occurred there) also coloured with the paste.


Some Earrings

Some new earrings to put in my...finally..new Etsy shop. I plan to open it June 4th. If anybody has any tips in having a successful Etsy shop...let...
Components: enamel components, vintage Mille Fiori bead, green ? bicone, 2 inch gold/brown hoops, Fossilized Peanut Wood, brass and copper earwires.


Imagine Sea

Designer Jess Italia Lincoln had warm beaches in mind when creating these earrings. Change this design up with your favorite colors or add more...


Earring fun!

Two pair to share tonight...
The first one is a special order for a store that sells my stuff. The client purchased one pair for her daughter and...
Components: sterling silver wire, amethysts, gold chain, Howlite Turquoise, gold faceted glass beads


Apple Blossom Earrings

There's a new group on Facebook called Inspiration in Everyday that encourages you to make something inspired by the world around you. This is...
Components: Flower charms by Patricia Healey, Czech glass rondelles, blue agate rounds, Nunn Design copper plated bead caps, artisan copper colored parawire, & niobium ear wires.


Red Wrap

Wanted a good pair of red earrings,got these tribal tube beads at the Bead Blast show yesterday
Components: Glass tribal tube beads, red ceramic focal bead with pewter danglers wrapped in wire


Bahama Breeze

Fiesta collections
Style: long dangle earrings
Feel... Bahama breeze...Beach... Carnival madness...
Height: 4.8"
Components: Antique Gold plated carnival onion pendant daggers in the center golden chains n golden hooks / earwires


Movie Earrings..

The green disc and copper and silver tones was also for my sister-in-law.

All three sets were made while plonked on the couch, watching movies...
Components: From Lima Beads: All the wire, the lovely seafoam sea beads, the utterly gorgeous icy pink quartz wheels that have been sitting in my stash, staring at me since I bought it over a year ago, the various copper and bronze spacers. From my own stash and the local bead store: The plain little bead caps, the green life saver beads (recycled glass Ghana disc beads) and Picasso seed beads - big red ones and the small turquoise ones, the silver toned drop beads which were aged with boiled egg and then buffed and lacquered. The burgundy small beads are polymer clay beads, made by me ages ago. I also made the ball headpins with the dreaded mega torch. The wire gauge is a bit big, but they were all I had on hand when making the earrings and I was not up to going outside and making more in the dark with a smaller wire gauge.


Trying patina's..

A birthday present for my lovely sister-in-law..

This is my first go really, with patina. This one is salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes patina....
Components: From Lima Beads: Antique copper wire, Czech glass beads (the blue ones), copper spacer, my sanity. My own stash.. Copper disk, hacked out of a copper sheet. Patina and loss of my sanity - salt, vinegar and ammonia fumes... As well as bead caps and the tiny clearish beads, from local bead shop.


Tulips and Life Saver's..

Just two little earrings I knocked up. I have been pontificating over this necklace I am making, and while it is nearly done, I feel like it needs...
Components: Wire for earwires, Lima Beads. Sea glass drops, also from Lima Beads (adore those and put more on my list for next big order). Those delicious orange life saver beads from a Ghana fair trade Etsy shop, as were the recycled glass teeny tiny tulip beads. Textured copper (whacked on this really old copper coin found in my dad's stash of washers - not copper sadly, copper washers are so rare here), made myself. Textured and then aged with boiled egg (local stocks of liver of sulfur are non-existent at present) and lacquered. Czech turquoise glass bead on the life saver earrings from my own stash and the stripey blue unpolished beads on top of that are polymer clay beads that I made myself a while ago while trying to imitate turquoise - how it went stripey, I still don't know.


Hang it up

Saw something similar on pinterest,gave it a try
Components: Ceramic bead wire wrapped onto shaped and hardened wire


Red drops

Hippy type boho wire and chain
Components: First one is bent and hardened wire with ceramic beads, second is a bottle chain hanging from wild horse jasper squares


Paper Bead Earrings

My addiction to paper beads has taken off.
Components: Hand rolled paper beads, crystals, silver beads, ear wires


Sets and pairs

Some bead cones and moukaite pieces
Components: Still showing sideways! Anyone figure that out yet? I've tried everything!


Picasso Stringers

Pcasso seeds strung on wax cord


White Sands

White glass drop danglers and bone beads ready for summer
Components: White glass drops on fishhooks, white bone beads and caps on fishhooks


Bloomin'

After years of drought, my little piece of Southern California has never looked so green...love seeing so much blooming in our yard. These post...
Components: 22 g. gold wire, Czech glass beads


Sacajawea

Designer Rebbecca Nunn created these simple yet eye-catching earrings. She used resin to fill the bezel to seal and give the collage image a glassy...


Robson

Rebecca Nunn designed these earrings with nature in mind. The misty tree image gives the earring a funky vintage look.


Dancin' in the night...

These pairs of earrings were inspired by the lovely Swarovski crystal teardrop beads that come in many different colors. Plus, as you all know, it...
Components: Swarovski crystal pear beads; Swarovski crystal bicone beads; Czech fire polished beads; Delica seed beads; Miyuki seed beads; Vintaj antique brass kidney wires; Vintaj antique brass bead caps; silk thread


Yellow and cream..

The request for these arrived the late evening before she (my mother) needed them. To go with a yellow and cream floral type linen shirt for a...
Components: Beads: Czech glass flowers from Lima Beads. Yellow Czech maple leaf, also from Lima Beads, bought in the first ever batch of beads I ever ordered from here. Gemstone coin - I think they are Black Water Jasper coins that were part of the Crossword competition this year (thanks again for that LB!! I squealed like a little girl when they arrived). Metal components: Wire from LB. Chain (hidden under the flowers) and earring findings from the local bead shop from long ago.


Dirt Roadies

Found materials in "big ole box of forgottens"...kind of love them again. They are super light-weight and make me a little happy.
Components: Copper tubes, Czech glass, copper spacers.


Peacock Earrings

Love Love Love Zola Elements. I am having a blast with them. These are made using Zola elements "fans" with a variety of blue, green and brown...
Components: Zola Elements Fans, Czech beads, Gold toned spacer beads, gold plated earwires.


More earrings

I haven't been here for a long time, but I had been busy, those are a few pieces that I made in those weeks.
Components: All art beads are from my stash as some of the vintage brass components are, Czech glass chain, wire and copper sheet for the soldered pagodas and flower bead caps are from Lima Beads


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