Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Spring’s Here Earrings

For this month's We're All Ears Challenge, Erin chose the theme Leaping Greenly, because, Spring! New beginnings, and hope, inspired me very much, but other things in life landed in a heap on me, and I just didn't get the time to turn any of my ideas into reality. This month, life continues to be… Continue reading Spring’s Here Earrings

Beads · Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Simple/Elaborate | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have extended their July challenge into August, and as a result, there's no August picture. However, a while ago, they'd published their intended set of pictures for the whole year. Since I'm already done with July, I thought I'd try my hand at August from that earlier set,… Continue reading Simple/Elaborate | ABS Challenge

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

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Pearl dangle earrings

I'd made a pair of wavy pearl dangle earrings a while ago, but noticed I wasn't wearing them much. So I decided to give them a quick makeover. I twisted the waves into rings (still squiggly ones though) around the pearls. Heh, I really didn't want to waste that wire even if it was slightly… Continue reading Pearl dangle earrings

Chains & Necklaces · How-tos · Jewelry

Torus necklace

Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace

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Scrappy earrings

Scrappy because they are made of fabric scraps and look disorganized as well. I tore out strips from unused brown/black fabric, and cut some pieces of leftover brown yarn from my old knitting projects. I made two hoops from silver-colored wire. I created each hoop this way -- first, I made a loop about 1cm… Continue reading Scrappy earrings

How-tos · Jewelry · Pendants

Stone pendant

I have this collection of medium-sized irregularly shaped stones that come with holes pre-drilled into them. They're of varying shapes and sizes, and they're a bit heavier than traditional jewelry ingredients (they're stones, after all!) So earrings, necklaces or bracelets were out. Making pendants of them seemed like the thing to do. But then, there… Continue reading Stone pendant