Sunday, January 20, 2019

Don't forget the earwires!

Hello earring lovers!

Today's blog is all about earwires. Well, a particular design of earwires I love working with, by our very own Lucy Haslam of Faerystone. Now, our Lucy has a talent with metal and creates all sorts of wonderful things. These twirly earwires are (I think) among my faves of her creations. You could really just pop them in your lobes on their own, with no adornment! Earwires are usually things we (or certainly I)  hook on, right at the end of creating a pair of earrings , often without much thought. while the beads that hang from them are undoubtedly the stars of the show. But sometimes it's nice to give them equal billing!

This first pair, feature gorgeous ceramic drops by (of course) Petra Carpreau. The most beautiful turquoise glaze on these. I added some little hand forged copper hoops and a little ring of turquoise seed beads and a teeny tiny seed on the base of the earwires to echo the design.
This next pair feature beautiful glass headpins by Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads. They are so feminine and pretty. This time I wrapped some seed beads around the earwires themselves, so they were really an integral part of the design.

And that's that from me this month! These and many more will be available in my showcase over on The Jewellery Show in Facebook Land on the 26th Jan. Do pop in and say hello!

Sue x


  1. Beautiful designs with amazing ear wires! x

  2. You know I love these wires - great job!

  3. I love what you have done with these chick,and thank you for your kind words.....I'm blushing xxx

  4. Wonderful wiriness!! These are both stunners!Brava, Darlink!XOX:0)<3

  5. You have a delightful way of bringing out the best with components. They truly become elevated.
    thanks for the mention, Sue!

  6. Oh yes, the ear wires from Lucy, I am a huge fan. As well as a fan of the gorgeous beads from Petra and Kimberly. And of course a fan of your wonderful earrings! These are lovely Sue.

  7. Such a clever design! I like that they add texture without being too heavy and really kick it up a notch in terms of the handcraftedness. Enjoy the day! Erin