Friday, February 21, 2014

Earrings Everyday ~ Challenge

We're All Ears Inspiration Challenge 
(+ a giveaway!)
A place of inspiration, is having an 
earring challenge based on this image.
Click on the link to check out the other Participants
 and see what they did.

These Earrings
were inspired by Erin's dragonfly image.
I was taken by the colors.
So I searched through my stash and created these.
I used:
Misc. Czech glass, Vintaj items, 
crystal rondelles, & round carnelian beads.
Went with a long duster style earring 
to mimic a pair of earrings that are my favorite.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Color of the year ~ Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid

Had fun playing with this color and making this necklace and earrings.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spring Bracelet

This is a bracelet I made that will be in the 
2014 Spring issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine. 
I'm selling 3 starter kits on Etsy.
This is a Starter Kit to make a bracelet
similar to mine. 
A great way to feature an artisan bead.
You can add a different toggle like the one I used in the magazine,
I used a Green Girl butterfly toggle (not included in this kit.) 
(Lima beads has them for $10.00 each)
You can then add a spring themed Grace bead of your choosing
 to go with this kit. 
(Grace bead not included in this starter kit) 
I went with the puffed pillow Bee bead. 
But a flower design or dragonfly might be more your style.
Which can be found at Art beads, Lima beads, and Grace beads.
Approx $9.00 a piece
Then string it up on stringing wire of your choice. 

You will get:

1 - Antique silver metal 26mm flower toggle

9 - Spring Green frosted glass flower beads (top drilled)

2 -10mm Hamilton gold glass pearl beads

1 - 8mm Hamilton gold glass pearl

2 - 8mm soft green glass pearl beads

2 - 8mm light green glass pearl beads

5 - 6mm soft green glass pearls
2 - 4mm silver plated metal beads

4 - Antique silver metal bead caps
The kit is $5.00 
the shipping is $2.00 first class mail