Earrings · Jewelry

We’re All Ears – Living Coral

This month's inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge at Earrings Everyday is Living Coral, the Pantone Color of this Year. Coral has its place in traditional Indian earrings, and after many trials and errors, some elements of traditional jewelry inevitably ended up in mine as well. I first mixed some orange and a lot… Continue reading We’re All Ears – Living Coral

Earrings · Jewelry

Opposite Earrings

Another PCA-inspired project this time -- an earring pair with the stripes in one running in a direction opposite to the other. The course that inspired me is Embellished veneer cabochons by Debbie Crothers. Debbie teaches how to make cabochons by applying multiple veneers, created using various techniques, onto a surface. A key component in… Continue reading Opposite Earrings

Bracelets · How-tos · Jewelry

Wire Weave Bangle

Time for a wire weaving project! I made a wire-weave bangle last week, with a pearl bead duo forming the focal element. Or it could be a wire-weave tiara, if you ask my favorite model, Penguin. 😉 For this bangle, I used three 16-gauge base wires and a 24-gauge weaving wire, both in a gold… Continue reading Wire Weave Bangle

Earrings · Jewelry

A makeover

I had these two large beads with various etched amorphous patterns on them, which I'd set aside to make simple earrings -- by which I mean just stringing a head-pin through each of them, making eye-loops at the top, and attaching findings. I set to work on the first one. Just when I finished making… Continue reading A makeover

Jewelry · Pendants

Beaded ornament experiment

Beading is something I've been wanting to try for a while. I've done some bead crochet projects, of course, but constantly seeing cabochons with beaded finishing on my Pinterest screen has to have some effect, doesn't it? 😉 So before I go running to buy beading supplies, I thought I'll first try it with the… Continue reading Beaded ornament experiment

Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Long oval metal dangles

So I had a couple of long metal oval beads with me for a looong time now, which I'd wanted to turn into earrings. They would probably look good by themselves, but I wasn't satisfied with just that, and decided to add some wire and beads to them. Black wire was my preferred choice because… Continue reading Long oval metal dangles