Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Embossed Treasures!

When you are on a roll, just go with it! I was so inspired by my little metal blanks the other day, that I just went with it and created a whole series of these Embossed Treasures! I love making things change from what they originally were, so the inspiration was not lacking!
 You just never know where imagination will take you! I was making these awhile ago and had stopped. Not sure why, but it was nice to revisit and start again! I will be able to fill my shop with these beauties and hopefully send them away to their new homes soon.
Have a look in my Etsy shop for the whole series! I hope to finish all the different ones I started soon and so keep coming back to take a look! You never know what you will find!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

You can also find me on my BLOG and on FACEBOOK 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A New Attitude

{A New Attitude- available on Etsy}
 When I was young, skinny and into driving 40 minutes to the nearest mall, I would head straight for The Limited. They had all the trendiest fashions for a girl in the 80s. A lot has changed since I was 16 but The Limited is still around. Unfortunately, I don't feel that I can fit in there, figuratively and literally. I am not a size that can easily walk into a store like that and find something off the rack. But this past week I discovered that The Limited has launched an online website called Eloquii by The Limited that features beautiful fashions in plus sizes. 

I am usually one who wears very monochromatic looks, no pattern whatsoever. I am more of a jeans and t-shirt girl on most days. But I am strangely attracted to the bright colors, shorter skirts, graphic prints and very polished accessories that Eloquii is offering. (And I just took advantage of their sale to pick up 5 sweaters for under $60! Fashionable and frugal!) 

While poking around I found this one outfit that could use some awesome earrings. So I created my A New Attitude earrings (above) inspired by this look to bring a bit more funk to this already rocking ensemble. These long 4 1/2" earrings are made from steel and rhinestones. I am trying some new techniques and materials and I love that these give me a whole new way of looking at things. A bit of rocker chic to rock out at the next board meeting, don't you think?


Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Heart of Hearts

These earrings just spell out Feminine! I love the wonderful shabby chic hearts and the softness of the ribbon. My favorite colours tend to be in the greens, so the crystals emanate that. The extra detail on the earwires just make me smile!
 When you are feeling nostalgic, or you need that extra boost of girlishness without all the pink froo-froo, this is a nice go to set! 

You can find these Earrings and many other pairs in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chic Shutter Display

I was at an art fair once some years ago, in a jewelry booth. The artist had cleverly used a pair of exterior window shutters, hinged together like a screen, to display her wares. Her earrings and some of her necklaces were attached to folded cards, and these cards were slotted in between the stiles. The shutters had a charming "shabby chic" paint finish (or maybe they were just old!). Of course you must use them upside down (as pictured above), so the slats are oriented the right way to get your cards in there. The pair of unpainted pine shutters above are from Home Depot, but you could certainly scavenge your own honest-to-goodness vintage shutters! Or pull them off your own house in a pinch. A little ventilation space in between the stiles (or slats) is important for slotting your cards in there, so if the shutters have been heavily painted and repainted you might have to ream that out a little bit.

These salvaged Victorian shutters from Capitol Salvage seem like just the ticket! You could flip them upside down and put them on an easel.
Posted by Capitol Salvage May 22, 2011
Stop by your local architectural salvage--you might find the perfect display!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Earring Display: Moxie Metal

Check out the wickedly cool hand forged metal displays for jewelry from Sparkafarian on Etsy.

MOXIE METAL jewelry display set

MOXIE METAL ladder style earring display

I am totally not into fluffy pink and red hearts, but there is something sweet and special about these grungy and rustic heart themed displays that just tugs at mine. Totally on my wish list.

Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.

Friday, February 24, 2012


I call these earrings Pebbles, as in the Flinstones!
I got these unusual Onyx Barrels while in Mexico last week
 and I wanted to do something really different with them.
 They have holes running through the center but on no that's too easy!
So I put them on their side and wrapped copper wire around and sandwich them in between
 and dangled Ammonite Leaves underneath.

Here's a picture of the beads.

I think I'll be able to do lots of cool stuff with them.

If you'd like to see more of my work, please check out my
I've also shared some photos from Mexico and there will be more to come on

Thanks for looking, I'd love to know what you think!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Left My Heart In Santa Fe

OK, I've never actually been there. But it sounds really cool (adobe architecture! pueblos! sun!) and I'm sure if I went there, I probably would leave my heart there.

I made these little earrings in a southwestern color palette, with turquoise magnesite, green turquoise, and glass seed beads in crimson. Pewter heart charms from Happy Mango Beads, and ruffled sterling silver beadcaps from Etsy seller Cathy Dailey.

Of course, you would have to wear these with jeans and boots--and I'm thinking a skinny turtleneck in vanilla cream.

See more at my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Filigree Dreams

I love delicate! I love to feel like a girl! I love to feel romantic!
That is how these earrings make me feel!
I really could picture someone wearing these everyday!!
I know I would!
Perfect for every girl with a romantic heart!
Beautiful Vintage feeling filigree, pale blue crystals and leaf drops. The earwires have a closure, so you will not easily lose them. Very romantic!

You can find these earrings and many others in my Etsy shop

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Iridescent Patina Earrings for Spring ~

Today's design is visiting how my jewelry ideas begin ~ 
I've been playing with patina's this month.  
These are perfect for Spring! 

They have a wonderful blue shimmer that catches the sun ~ 

I love texture, color and motion...these have all three! 

I'm thinking these complement this Spring Fossil Ensemble, 
bringing some rustic, glitter and dangle to the look~ 

to see how my design ideas come about ~ 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cool Water Blossoms

I recently made a pile of these little flower beadcaps, and combined them with some of my favorite beads. I love these "lumi" finish Czech glass beads in pale blue--they're like drops of cool water! I combined them with some rice pearls in a matching silvery blue. The design makes me think of a fuchsia blossom, one of my favorite flowers.

I imagine these with a clingy 1930s era gown in ice blue satin, or with a hippie-chic tunic and leggings. Dress them up or down!

All the copper in these earrings (including the earwires) has been sealed in a high-grade lacquer to preserve patina and shine, and inhibit sensitivity.

See more at my Etsy shop!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

We Have Winners!

Thank you so much to all of you who entered the EARRING LOVEFEST this past week. Wow! You really DO love earrings as much as we do! And for those of you who are just hopping on board, or coming out of the shadows, thank you so much for sharing your LOVE with us. 

Without further ado, there are the 7 winners chosen at random:

Giveaway #1:: Donated by Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei Eurto Jewelry - Winner: Shyme

Giveaway #2::Donated by Marie Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels - Winner: Carol D
Giveaway #3::Donated by Melissa Meman, Melismatic Art Jewelry -Winner: Alice

Giveaway #4::Donated by Melinda Orr, Orrtec - Earrings - Winner: Creating Cures

Giveaway #5::Donated by Melinda Orr, Orrtec - DIY Kit - Winner: Lois Moon

Giveaway #6::Donated by Keirsten Giles, Lune Artisan Jewelry - Winner: Shaiha

Giveaway #7::Donated by Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry - Winner: Lisa Cone

Congratulations to you all!

We will be in touch with you soon to make arrangements!

And since the weekend around here is supposed to be all about earring holders and storage, check out this ultra hip and cute birdcage mirror found on the PBTeen website. Oh! To be a teen again! (But I guess I don't have to be a teen to want one of these, do I?)

Small Birdcage mirror jewelry holder on PBTeen

Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Okay, I have to admit...after making these earrings, I just had to keep them. I can't part with them, I just can't do it. They're SO me.
I purchased the purple filigree at a local consignment shop called Serendipity. The earrings had long purple tubes and balls and even the ear wires were purple posts! They were 5 inches in length! Actually they were quite hideous but really stylin' back in the day I'm sure. I couldn't wait to take them apart because I immediately pictured using turquoise colored beads with this shade of purple. So, I got on one of my most favorite Etsy sites Arte Bella Surplus and ordered these Picasso Czech glass beads and they were perfect!

 These earrings begged to be paired with a peasant blouse or tunic like this one...
This blouse found on Top Shop via Pinterest 

Visit my online store to see more of my earring designs or check out my Facebook page to keep up with my latest designs. 

 Kristy Abner,
Kristy's Kreations

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Green, hopefully....please?

I have been so inspired by thoughts of Spring this last week!

These "hopeful" green earrings are a combination of some borosilicate glass beads created by a fellow Frederick, MD glass artist, Julie Delaney, and I chose them a while ago for their lovely, muted shades of all-time favorite color!  I created the sterling and faceted green agate components after a wonderful workshop with Richard Salley, where I learned to solder bezel cups and set tiny cabochons.  In my quest for the perfect, Spring-like, green creation, I paired the 2 and came up with these!

We haven't really had a bad winter here in Maryland, but for some reason, I am totally ready for new shoots of green to spring from the ground.  They actually have here and there on warmer days...I know they will die back when the big snow/cold finally hits here, but they are always a hopeful sign!

Daylily shoots from my garden...

Green Hostas (one of my favs) via
Think Green!

These and other eclectic creations can be found in my Etsy shop.  Stop by and say hi at my blog!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Delicate Daisies

Better late than never right? Shoot. Sorry Guys!

Either one of these romantic tops would bea great addition to my Delicate Daisy earrings. Beautiful faceted nuggets of Iolite, paired with daisy charms and brass wire evoke a romantic and feminine feel.  Iolite is derived from the Greek "los", meaning violet.  I love the Greek history!  You can find these earrings in my etsy store. Be sure to check out my blog for regular posts and updates.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Earring Love Fest Giveaway!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... 

Obviously, we love earrings around here. The fact that something so tiny, so compact, and so affordable can absolutely change your outfit, your mood and your attitude is why we are so excited to share our ever evolving earring addiction with all of you.

Because we LOVE earrings so much - making them, wearing them, sharing them - and because we LOVE all of you who pop over faithfully to ooh and aah with us, we thought it would be fun to have a little  
on this day of love and hearts and passion. Why not share our love and passion for earrings with those who support us the most?

Some of our editors have graciously offered some of their finest creations for some lucky winners. Yes, there will be multiple winners - a total of seven! - selected at random from all comments on this post. Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 19th.

Giveaway #1::Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei Eurto Jewelry

Ceramic heart charms from Jenny Davies-Reazor
Lampwork nuggets from Kelley Wenzel of KelleyBeads

Be captivated by Lorelei's distinctive style at

Giveaway #2::Marie Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels

Pretty little pink hearts dangling from romantic faceted crystals

Be fascinated by more of Marie' romantic whimsy at 

Giveaway #3::Melissa Meman, Melismatic Art Jewelry

Peruvian rhodochrosite hearts dangled along with enameled filigree hearts with sterling earwires
Be sure to stop by Melissa's shop at for more eclectic treasures!

Giveaway #4::Melinda Orr, Orrtec

Lovely handmade etched metal charms with wire wrapped turquoise colored beads

Giveaway #5::Melinda Orr, Orrtec

A DIY Riveted Earring Kit worth $35

Check out how inventive Melinda can be at her shop

Giveaway #6::Keirsten Giles, Lune Artisan Jewelry

Little gear links from Karen Totten.
Lacquer-sealed copper earwires with sterling silver wire wrap
copper plated pewter charms
Little denim blue glass seed bead

Ooh and aah with delight over more of Keirsten's inspired designs at

Giveaway #7::Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry

Earring frame holder that I created just for Earring Lovefest
10" square wood and aluminum lattice
Perfect for sitting on your dresser or hanging on your wall! (So cool I want to keep it for myself!)


Winner's choice of one of these pairs of earrings:

Purple "Beauty" Chinese chop design with cyclamen opal Swarovski crystals on brass ear wires 
Pink "Passion" Chinese chop design with faceted rose quartz and Swarovski crystals on silver plated ear wires
 Red "Passion" Chinese chop design with copper beads and Swarovski crystals on copper ear wires

Like what you see? Check out more of my designs at

What do you have to do to win?

1::Become a follower of Earrings Everyday and write a comment telling us that you are already a follower or a new follower.
2::Share the love about the giveaway by your favorite means: Facebook your friends who love earrings (not just designers but anyone with earlobes ;-), Twitter about your excitement at how cool this giveaway is, take out a billboard that is larger than life (okay, I'm kidding about this one ;-), blog about your {not-so-secret} earring addiction (go ahead, we won't judge ;-), or whatever else you can think of to share the love. But be sure to come back and leave a comment letting us know what you did.
3::Or answer the following question... this is truly the simplest way to enter (and it only takes one entry to win ;-)...

Describe your favorite pair of earrings and why you love them.

That's it. What are you waiting for? Join us in the

(Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries and announced here on February 19th)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dreamy Dangles!

It is the day before Valentines Day and all through the land, Ladies adorn themselves in hopes of Romance. They dream of a prince to sweep them away, from the drudgery of chores and life everyday!

So adorn yourselves with earrings from one of our talented ladies here on Earrings Everyday, you won't be disappointed!
Here's to romance!! Here's to feeling like a woman! Here's to feeling beautiful! Here's to Dreaming of Prince Charming!! ...and Here's to LOVE!!

Come back tomorrow for a special Valentine post by Erin Prais-Hintz...

You can find these earrings and many others in my Etsy shop or on my Website!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bamboo Butterflies

Have you ever come across a display idea so beautiful, so clever that it made you gasp? That is exactly what I thought when I saw the amazing Bamboo Butterfly display from Etsy seller Carissa of PeshkiShop.

The display hangs slightly apart from the wall causing a play of light and shadows from the cutouts. The sweet fluttering wings burned into the sustainable bamboo wood are such a delightful touch. Functional art!

Now I need to see what it would take to mail this to me all the way from New Zealand! ;-)

Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Favorite Things

Ammonite and Recycled Glass Earrings

3 of my favorite things, recycled glass, ammonite and copper!

I'm constantly searching Ammonite, always looking for something unusual I need to add to my collection.
This one has been a favorite for a little while, so far I have resisted!

And in searching for more recycled glass I found these!

I can't wait to get some!

And yet another piece I've been coveting for awhile.
This beautiful Copper Panel

Thank you for joining me, I hope you enjoyed my newest earring creation!
If you'd like to see more of my work.