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ring of fire

About this design:

I've been musing about doing an Earring of the Month subscription plan at

So for Christmas, I experimented on my brother's girlfriend and put a dozen pairs of earrings in her stocking. We had so much fun laying them out in a row and figuring out which pair corresponded with each month! Because I tend to favor neutrals and earth tones, we had a few too many in the fall and winter categories. Good insight to have gained! Glad I experimented before launching the program. Oh, and the guinea pig was glad, too. :-)

This pair was either October or November. I was only able to buy two of the donut beads--too bad because I think they are really sweet. The yellow jade drops are one of my repeat purchases at LB.


Tiger's eye donut beads, LB yellow jade rice beads, ball-end head pins.

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    Lee D says:

    Wow! These are going into my favs! They are so pretty and unusual.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Great design…and it’s amazing how great minds think alike! I’ve been planning an Earring of the Month Club too!

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    Utterly utterly gorgeous!! I’d wear these in a hot heartbeat anytime I could. :D

    Could you substitute LB’s 20mm Amazonite donut or African Turquoise donut beads???

  4. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Oh my goodness – glad I turned my computer on early today! I have several smaller size donuts and an tired of stringing the traditional way. I NEVER thought to do it the way you have done. Thanks for the great idea. Oh, faves too.

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

    Susan, these are so beautiful! I love the colors! :D

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    I have the same donuts!! I bought them at JoAnn Fabrics! They come on a strand of four…Love your idea for the earring of the month! :) These are adorable, and I am wishing those earrings would have been in my stocking!! :) I had breath mints at the bottom…..hee hee

  7. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Yes, the donuts are also found at Michaels, and A.C. Moore in this area. You could try Hobby Lobby if you are near one of those.

  8. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    A beautiful and subtle statement. Into my faves!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:


  10. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    i really like your idea of earrrings of the month I hope it goes well…these are just lovely!!:)

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    beautiful! I am an october girl :-)

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Love these, Susan! The tiger eye and yellow jade were made for each other! Love the way you put these together. And what a great idea, to have an earring of the month club! Hope it goes well for you! :D

  13. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    These are so fabulous…..Faery Goth Chick must want you to plan ahead…..LOL

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    Dora H says:

    I really love the color comb and the different shapes used.. great job, as usual..

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    These are wonderful and fun. Very pretty.

  16. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    The yellow jade and tiger eye are great together!!! :D
    These are very nice, and can be dress up for an evening out… or just comfort earrings with a pretty sweater and jeans to run to the store. Hope your earring marketing idea works well for you.
    I have been making earrings for our upcoming sale in late April. We are targeting shoppers for graduation and Mother’s Day gifts. I plan to put in some labeled as birthstone sets too. :D

  17. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    These went immediately into my favorites too!:)

  18. Gemme Designs
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  19. Jewelrybyirina
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    barbarasmith says:

    so so cute

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