Friday, March 16, 2018

We're All Ears March 2018 Challenge

The March 2018 challenge of We're All Ears is Monochromatic.

 I made the earrings below for another challenge and was happy that they would also work for this challenge.  

I love the zebra pewter charms made by Kelly Luttrell of Vesuvius Arts and paired them with white and black lampwork beads were made by Denise Sachs-Mishalanie of Whirled Peas Beads.

The next pair are made with round faceted larkivite and little silver colored lotus pods.  The beautiful flashes in the larkivite are really hard to capture with the camera, but I think I managed a little.

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today!  

To see all of the creative entries for the challenge, hope over to the Earrings Everyday post.

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 2018 Art Bead Scene Studio Monthly Challenge

Title: Spring
By: Frances MacDonald
Date: c. 1900-1905
Medium: Watercolor on Linen

Each month the Art Bead Scene Studio challenges their readers to create jewelry inspired by that months featured artwork.  The only rule is that the jewelry must include at least one art bead in their piece.

The first spring flowers that I notice in my back yard are beautiful wild violets, which is the first thing I thought of when I saw this months inspiration piece.

Wild Violets
Wild Violets earrings are made with enameled charms by Raida Disbrow dangling from copper wire wrapped components, which include lampwork beads by Ellen Dooley, grey faceted glass beads, copper daisy spacers and brown shell beads and are finished with handmade copper ear wires.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Earrings

I finally finished a pair of earrings I had started working on last year.  The iridescent earth tone lampwork headpins were made by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads

I had also started this pair last year.  The polymer clay charms called Moroccan Lace were made by Ashley of Summer Wind

I really like how this pair turned out.  They are long and just a tad on the heavy.  They are 3 inches long, not including the ear wire.  I love the rustic pearls that I bought from Smitten Beads!

I have a few more pair that I need to photograph.  Still working on camera skills and usually not very happy with my pictures.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cancelled - 9th Bead Soup Blog Party

Unfortunately, the Bead Soup Blog Party has been cancelled.

It's almost time to sign up for the 9th Bead Soup Blog Party!

This will be my fifth time to participate in Lori Anderson's BSBP and I have been partnered with some very talented and creative jewelry artists in the past.

If you make jewelry of any kind, this is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.  The blog hop is great and takes a few days to visit everyone's blog, but is well worth it. I'm always amazed at how many creative people there are and it's wonderful to see everyone's finished product.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

We're All Ears - June Reveal

illustration by Theo Carreras

I'm so happy to be able to participate in the June challenge!
This is the inspiration picture that spoke to me for the June Earrings Everyday We're All Ears Challenge.  For some reason I was drawn to the fat, orange starfish and the little bit of dark blue in the picture.

And here are the earrings I created for the challenge. 

Gifts From the Sea
 I used a pair of rusty orange Beach Comber Mini Starfish beads made by Ashley of Summer Wind, wire wrapped with faceted orange Sodalite rondelles.

If you would like to see how others were inspired, or join along, just go here. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What's New!

I've been pretty productive lately and have added several items to my Etsy shop.

Bracelet made with oval Network Jasper, also known as Matrix Jasper, Onyx rounds and cross, and copper.

Dangle earrings made with lovely amber colored pod lamp work headpins by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads.

Gorgeous blue Turquoise drops and Azurite rounds are combined with faceted Pyrite rondelles to create these earthy dangle earrings.

Bracelet made with Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper, an earthy stone in shades of red, black and cream. 

Dangle earrings made with gorgeous ceramic drops by Gaea are paired with lovely complementing lamp work beads by Ellen Dooley. One earring is wire wrapped and the other earring is strung with brown waxed linen.

Dangle earrings made with burnt orange and amber colored ceramic beads by Cindy Pack of Cindy’s Art and Soul.

I have a few more items that I hope to add to the shop this weekend.

Thank you for stopping by!  If you see something that you like, please click on the Etsy icon on the right side of my blog, which will take you to my shop.

Have a great weekend!

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