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Thursday, July 18, 2019

It's a purple day

Hi lovely earrings lovers,
 
How are you all doing? Making plans for your holiday yet? Or are you on holiday already?
I still have some major deadlines in my daytime job, but managed to make these earrings last weekend. Our holiday start August 10.

Brass charms from Tierracast, with a little bit of purple paint from me, ceramic beadcaps, gorgeous lampwork glass beads from Lesley McIver,Czech glass in ok... green, Swarovski crystal rondelles.
I hope you like them. These will be available in my show next week on facebook. 
Thank you so much for looking and your support for Earrings Everyday :)
And you know I love to read your comments, so don't be shy and leave some words. And do check out the other posts of my friends.

See you in two weeks.
Wishing you all a wonderful day, full of love, happy holiday and laughter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Heart & Soul


                   I enjoy using symbolism in my work; I love when an idea hits you indirectly.




The eye connectors by Inviciti  were absolutely perfect for this design!  Some say eyes are the gateway to the soul and I think they're right.



To me, the large textured jump rings with the deep grooves symbolize radiance.

I almost lost my mind when I found these rare vintage sacred heart charms on the bottom!  I tried over and over to capture their detail and amazing color but it wasn't easy.   




I've never really been into"wordy" type beads per se. However, I do use them as a sort of contradiction.  For example, a "Lucky" word bead might be used with a black cat or something that normally evokes a darker meaning. 🙃




Thank you for checking out my worktable today!  Hope you found a little inspiration! See you next time! 
                                                 Loralee xo



www.loraleekolton.etsy.com




Monday, July 15, 2019

Stack 'em up

Hello there earring people!

So, I've been busy learning some new silversmithing skills, and so to be honest, I've not been paying attention to my beads and wire. I can get like this sometimes. If something takes my attention, I can be quite obsessive about it. But I wanted to create something non-silver for this blog, if only to prove I can still use that bit of brain!

So, I came across these glorious ceramic gold headpins and textured inky blue ceramic beads by the fabulously talented Claire Lockwood. There they were - having been hoarded in my beady stash for quite a while (I'm always reluctant to part with Claire's pretty things).


 I recently bought some very pretty lapis lazuli rondelles - two types - shiny/ smooth and rough and some pyrite. The inky blue of the lapis and the gold sheen of the pyrite are a good match for the colours in Claire's ceramics, don't you think? I thought they looked good all stacked up on the gold headpins. I like the matching colours, but also the contrasting shapes and textures. Stacking beads is a fairly simple design, but  a good opportunity to play with different shapes and colours.




That's me done for July! I'll be back in September
And these earrings will be available in my August showcase over on The Earrings Show in Facebook Land

Sue x
Utterly Lovely Stuff

Friday, July 12, 2019

Where is it?

My mojo, that is.  It's been missing for a while now.  I was not able to make a brand new pair for this post, instead I dug through my stash and found this one pair that I made a few months back but never listed. So we'll just assume I made these last night (the truth is I spent about 4 hours (my entire evening) fiddling with wire with nothing to show for it).  

So here we have a style I used to make a lot of.  Stacking involving a thin tube/stick.  Beads stacked are ceramic by PerlaYo, lampwork rings by Julie Burgard and tyveks by Carolyn Saxby.


Hanging view 


That's all for today.  I will list these on Etsy shortly.  See you soon <3

Suhana x

My etsy shop: Suhana Hart Jewellery

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Shinies!!

Hi again, everyone!  Yes, it's me, once again being distracted from other projects by shiny new things from Nunn Design.  And why not, I say!  (My husband has been known to call me "Maggie" because of my magpie habit of moving from one shiny object to the next.  He is a very intelligent man in most other ways.)



I bought the Nunn Design copper- and gold-tone rings last week (along with some small round silver-tone rings), and yesterday I got out the gold and copper rings, along with some fine brown leather cord (cut into two 18-inch lengths).  Then I just started experimenting with the rings and the leather. If I wanted to connect the oval ring to the round one, a lark's head knot was fairly obvious, right?  So that's what I did, bringing the two ends of the leather cord straight up through the middle of the oval ring.  Then I tied the leather ends in a maddening (but kind of nice) braided knot at the top of the gold oval.



So at that point, I had the two rings connected with the leather cord, and the ends of the cord were at the top of the rings.  The earrings at that stage looked rustic and tribal, and my first thought was finding African or another type of rustic beads, with a large enough hole to accommodate the doubled cord.  I have a lot of beads that fit the description, but I happened upon these green/silver glass beauties by hot glass artist Wayne Robbins.  I added 2/0 matubo 3-cut glass beads, tied loops in the leather, and hung my Shiny Objects on Two Trees sterling silver ear wires.  😊
      



These earrings are a kind of prototype, because I was feeling my way around all the way, but it was really fun to play around with the different shapes and textures and mediums. 

Thanks so much for reading!  I'll be back in two weeks.  💗

xoxo
Meridy
Two Trees Studio


 


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lumiere

Hope you are all enjoying some decent weather where you are. It's patchy here in the North of England but we are making the most of the sun, when it appears!

I've been making a lot of long, complicated earrings again and wondering what to make for todays post I reined myself in and went short, but definitely not sweet.




I had some Basha beads out, and was holding them up to the sun, admiring the rainbow they flashed on my wall. With Basha beads I always try to avoid overdoing it, because I don't want to detract from their singular beauty.



I simply stacked them on blackened copper headpins with a touch of gold, and crackled black agate drums - light and dark, juxtaposed. Lucy Haslam's original Tangled earwires complete them perfectly.  Lumiere - the torch.





            Should be popping these in my Etsy shop over the next couple of days, if you like them.
                                Have a lovely day, and see you again in a couple of weeks. 

                                                                             Lindsay xx
                                                                   
                                                                        My Etsy shop

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer Colours

Hi, hope you have all had a good weekend. The earrings I am showing you today were inspired by summer colours. I love to play with bright colours in my earring designs and these are no exception. The gorgeous enamels are by Pearly Karpel and I really like the colourful swirl pattern on them which I matched up with glass lampwork flowers by Yuliana Goldin-Dunn and Czech glass flower beads.
The ear wires are purple hypoallergenic wires which i like to use as they come in a variety of bright colours and are kind to your ears. I have used waxen linen cord to attach the flowers which allows for some movement and I then added the beads to the cord which move around freely also.

Thank you for looking. They will be available in group later today - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928101904099468/