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I might have to eventually resign myself to just making earrings....arthritis and I find it hard to focus. Earrings or something easy to make.


ceramic bells, Pink Opal, Greek patina 4-1 chandeliers, Hessonite Garnet, Acrylic pieces, Sterling and copper earwires

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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Each one of these is cute! I know what you mean about arthritis; it’s creeping into my knuckles now, after ravaging my knees, back and neck for years. We love seeing your creations, Sweet Jane!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a fun group of ear rings. Love the bells and the hessonite beads. The color in the acrylic ones is all about summer and beach parties.

    I can sympathize with you about the arthritis. It definitely makes working with small pieces difficult. I’m to the point where I think I’ll have to give up stringing beads because the crimp tubes are a real pain. Fingers don’t work too well and neither do the eyes. Sure am glad there is wire and chain.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    All these designs are sweet. I especially like the little birdy bells. Ladies, I have a theory about arthritis. It’s just a theory, but although it runs in my family and although I am pretty darned old, I have very little trouble with it. I even shattered my wrist 21 years ago, and although the doctor did a pretty good job of fixing that mess, he told me that in a few years I was going to have arthritis set in. To date the wrist is fine, even though it never fully aligned perfectly. Anyway, my guess is that because I am allergic to many foods and I have to cook literally everything from scratch using basic ingredients, and because I eat a lot of vegetables, and because I hate fried food and never eat any inflammatory oils, that may be the reason. I’ve heard it can help to have tart cherry juice. Get as much omega 6 out of your diet as possible and drink the juice. It might help, but then again, it’s just a theory.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    sweetjane – What fun, happy earrings. Delightful to wear. Love the ceramic bells with the birdies.
    Sorry to hear about your arthritis. I think you might be right KR. My husband and I made changes to our diet and his knees quit hurting right away – no more pain. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it,

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks for the info K. Ralston….my diet is not good…too much sugar for one. I have changed my grocery list accordingly. I’ve added berries, Salmon and no pie or ice cream!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This trio of cuties are so much fun! It’s hard to pick a fave but I might have to choose the modern art neon pair. Now that I say that I’m questioning my decision. All are wonderful. It’s hard to hear that you struggle with arthritis. I hope the change of diet helps. You make fantastic jewelry. I love your posts.

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    These are all so pretty! Arthritis simply sucks. They’ve told me I don’t have it in my hands (I have it other places though) but my finger joints still get red, swollen stiff and painful. Warm saltwater soaks help, my mom has done that for years for her arthritis. They also have gloves at Joanns that help, you wear them while you work. Don’t know if they work but some people swear by them.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks to all for the lovely comments!!

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love all three! The bird bells are very unique, and I really like how you left the pins ‘open’ without adding too many beads to them. These are all great.

    As far as arthritis, I can attest to KRalston’s theory about cleaning up the diet. I was hurting pretty bad trying to get out of bed in the mornings, and also had wrist pain that was going to require surgery. I went ‘raw’ for a month, and from then on eliminated all the bad food. Wow, what a difference! I roll out of bed with no pain, wrist is fine with no surgery–I will never go back to eating that way again. Sugar was a biggie for me too; now I use just a little honey in my tea and fruit when I get the urge–no processed sugary foods. The transformation and reduction of pain is amazing.

    SJ, I hope you find relief and will be able to continue creating to the fullest degree.

  10. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks C.C…I went to the grocery store yesterday and after Googling found the best anti-inflammatory foods to eat…no sugar. Am looking forward to the results!!

  11. BevB
    BevB says:

    Fun designs! I have arthritis too. Keep working your fingers.

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