Today is my sister-in-law's birthday. Here is a sneak peak at the earrings I made for her. I love these black stoneware, unglazed spikes (made by Petra of Scorched Earth on Etsy, here ). I hung them under Kyanite sticks, and a tiny Labradorite dangle, with Fallen Angel Brass (here ), and antiqued copper wire (antiqued by me).
Here are some earrings and sets that I made quite a while ago, in fact, some early in my jewelry-making attempts. Thought I would take some photos to get me back in the swing of updating my blog.
Argentium sterling silver used for some of these. The above earwires were made by Mikel of Muphintops (here). The hollow lampwork beads, the larger pink above and the sapphire ones below were create by Alisha White (here).
The above raku coloured beads were made by Daniel/Janelle of The Lampwork Beads.
These small black and white lampwork beads were made by Jeannie, here . They are tiny, and so sweet. This is as far as I can go with asymmetrical earrings - two similar, but not identical beads. The earwires are Argentium sterling, from Rio Grande. I love to make earwires, but I have had to think about the limited time I have to create jewellery, and components. It is not just the shaping them, but the tumbling time, etc. Sometimes, you just have to focus on what you have time for.
here . This is one of my earlier pieces I made, and I still love to wear it. I love the colour combinations, and the size of the beads. The wire wrapping is not well done, but I love to look at it and see how far I have come.
here). Isn't that so gorgeous? I also got the interchangeable earwires from Ralph. The beads are from The Lampwork Beads, and the stones are lapis lazuli.
Sorry for the long post, but I took the photos and felt that I needed to get another post done. Spring is finally here, and my first spring flowers are blooming. The sun was shining today, and it is all good (as Pete the Cat says - those of you with children may know this series of storybooks). Have a great day.