Saturday, August 29, 2020

Unfinished Projects

I made one of these earrings a few weeks back, loved how it turned out.  We all know how time consuming it is to make an item where you design it as you go along. I think I spent several hours creating the first earring. I made the second earring, it was almost finished.  I was rather chuffed with myself until I realised I'd used black thread instead of grey.  I couldn't face re-making the component in that sitting. So off it went in my 'box' of unfinished items.  I think we all have quit a few of these 'boxes' lying around in our studio.
I always make my blog post earrings last minute.  So I looked through my 'unfinished projects boxes' and came across these. I was ready to finish them.  I hope you like the finished pair.

Beautiful enamels by Annet Riabukhina hang from my beadwoven squares.

That's all for today.   See you soon.

Suhana <3

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Paleontologist

Hello again, hope you are all keeping well in this uncertain world. 

This week I'm introducing one of my favourite pairs of earrings, with help from two of my favourite artists - Helen Backhouse and Kimberly Rogers

I adore Kim's crusty lampwork drop headpins - had many a pair - so much colour and texture. Perfect with the faceted green onyx, they are suspended from Helen's beautiful, solid oxidised silver ammonite pieces. Finished with hand made, swirly oxidised silver earwires and tiny green seed beads, they are just so elegant, yet primeval. Like something a paleontologist would unearth. 

                               You'll find them in my Etsy shop. Take care, and see you again soon.   

                                                                       Lindsay xx

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Winged Things In My Garden

 I've been enjoying sitting out in my small backyard this summer. It's so pleasant to read or eat meals there and watch whatever critters are buzzing around. This summer, I've been trying to increase our yard's attractiveness to birds and friendly flying insects (no wasps, thank you!). We've always put out bird feeders, but this summer we added suet feeders to attract a larger variety of birds. I also put out a hummingbird feeder, although it hasn't been very popular yet. Last week I added a butterfly puddler (Google it), although it's too early yet to see if it will attract butterflies. I've noticed a lot of dragonflies in the yard. I love to watch them; their wings glistening in the sunlight. Although I don't know how to lure them to the garden, I do know how to wear them, or rather their likeness, on my ears.

I've combined the lilac colored metal dragonflies with pink and purple lampwork beads. Lavender crystals sparkle at the top and bottom of these beauties. I'm quite infatuated with these earrings. You can find them in my online shop at Linda Landig Jewelry.

Although we usually have warm. sunny Septembers, I am starting to sense a subtle movement toward autumn. I'm going to treasure every last moment of warm weather. How about you?

Linda Landig Jewelry

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Mod Moons

Hello, Beady Peeps!  

I've been working on Autumn designs for an upcoming show and so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of one of my favorite pairs.


Rustic blackened discs with magnificent enameled silvery moons and golden halos, by Anne Gardanne.

As much as they are rustic, they are equally modern as well.  So, I decided to add some irregular handmade copper rings for perfect visual balance and a striking look without overpowering the charms themselves.  The creamy background adds a lot of visual weight and I truly felt adding beads would just ruin the beautiful lines.  If you can't already tell, I'm sorta crazy about these - or should I say "over the moon"?

Thanks for dropping by my work table to see what's happening!  Until next time~

Loralee xo

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Going Geometric

 Geometric shaped earrings are a big trend now, so I thought I'd make some geometric ceramic earring charms. I started with shapes you might expect. Half circles, triangles etc.

But then next I cut hexagons in half and then cut a half hexagon shape out of the middle! And those are the earrings I'm sharing today.

I used moss green and blue pigments on the clay and then a clear glaze overall.The are quite fun swing lightly from the earlobes.

I hope you are well and, if in the northern hemisphere, that you are blessed with sunny days. Take care my friends.

Linda Landig Jewelry

Trailing Clouds of Glory


A couple of weeks ago I had a message from Helen Backhouse telling me that Comet Neowise, orbiting the sun, was coming close enough to Earth to be seen with binoculars. And Helen being Helen, she had commemorated the occasion by creating. 

These dramatic ceramic buttons she made have all shades of midnight blue, gold and bronze. The interplanetary iceberg has survived solar heating so far and is nearing the earth - if you can call 64 million miles close - on its long trek back to the outer Solar System. 

The earth is represented by the gold faceted glass beads above and the trailing light is black and gold chain. Spitting bits of rock (sparkly blue druzy) in it's wake. 

We won't see it again for over 6.000 years so if you did manage to see it, well done. And if not, you can always have the earrings from my Etsy shop!

                                             See you again in two weeks - stay safe everyone 

                                                                    Lindsay xx

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Owl - Hoopla

Hello, friends!

I'm in an autumn state of mind! 

Ready for some pretty color and a little whimsy?!!

Sweet enamel owls by Cathleen Zaring of Blue Hare dangling from a branch of natural black walnut.

Even the backs of the owls are finished beautifully in a lush hue of green.

And some wonderful asymmetrical ceramic hoops by JosephineBeads .

Rustic and cool fabric wrapped beads by Anna Pierson of Sagahus Components.  I added some matte black on black beads for texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  It's always fun to share what's happening on my worktable. 

Loralee xo
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