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Ode to Autumn Earrings | We’re All Ears Challenge

This month's We're All Ears Challenge at Earrings Everyday is all about Autumn. And of course, that means leaf shaped charms! 🙂 I used polymer clay, alcohol inks and Perfect Pearls for mine. The charms On a yellow-tinged white sheet of polymer clay, I stamped leafy textures from a texture sheet, from which I cut out… Continue reading Ode to Autumn Earrings | We’re All Ears Challenge

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Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements has recently started hosting themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for April is Horses, picked by Jenny, with the reveal being hosted by Cathy. At first, I thought "Seahorse!" These creatures have inspired so many artsy pieces (especially… Continue reading Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

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Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

My first project in the PCA art retreat. And my first batch of improvisations to compensate for lack of supplies where I live. 😉 This project uses the invisible spool knitting technique of wire crochet to embellish organic polymer clay beads with a delicate wire mesh, creating teardrop-shaped earrings and pendant. The wire crochet technique… Continue reading Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Paper beads, seed beads

I still use the paper bead bunch keychain that I made, and I still love it. Using the keychain made me want to churn out more of those beads. Here's what that urge resulted in -- I don't want to make another keychain out of these, though. I wonder how I can use them... I'm… Continue reading Paper beads, seed beads

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Macramé charm

A long time ago, when I was about to travel abroad, I made some simple tassel tags to attach to my bags. When I rediscovered macramé, though, simple tassels just wouldn't do anymore, would they? I started being on the lookout for things to attach tag charms to so I can make said charms using… Continue reading Macramé charm

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Paper bead bunch keychain

Yay, paper beads are back in my jewelry-making! I spent some time recently making paper beads. I used some junk-mail paper for these. I didn't really have any sizes in mind, I just wanted to make two sets of beads -- one set smaller than the other. I cut rectangles from the paper, 4 of… Continue reading Paper bead bunch keychain

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Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm

Tiny earrings -- they have their own kind of charm, don't they? 🙂 I made these earrings using small head pins, and each of them has one seed bead, one brown-and-crimson glass bead and one faceted bead. Nothing special here, I just strung the beads onto the head pin, made an eye loop and snipped… Continue reading Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm