Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lend Me Your Ear: New Artisan Beaded Earrings

Hand-painted porcelain & crystals

February has been a month for change, to switch gears, mix things up a bit, and add some variety to my work. I have amassed such a huge collection of beads of all sorts—mostly semiprecious gemstones of all different colors, shapes, and sizes, that my bead boxes were beginning to overflow, so knew it was time to turn out some earrings. 

These are on a mix of different types of earwires. I handcrafted the sterling silver wires (they are the upside-down U or C shape), hand-shaped them and gently hammered them to harden the silver. They really have that artisan, handcrafted look that I just love. 

For some others I used premade stainless steel earwires that are hypoallergenic and are in the more standard earwire shape. 

All of these are listed for sale in my Etsy shop under the "Earrings" category, which you can find here

Some of the beads I used are hand-painted porcelain or ceramic, crystal, jasper, moonstone, blue Peruvian opal, garnet, chalcedony, mother of pearl, malachite, prehnite...and more. 

Take a peek!

Blush Chalcedony & sterling silver

Mother of pearl, labradorate & shell soldered earrings

Rose quartz and sterling silver earrings

Red jasper and sterling silver earrings

Leopard jasper and sterling silver earrings

Honey jade and sterling silver earrings

Hand-painted porcelain & crystals

Hand-painted porcelain & crystals

Malachite and sterling silver earrings

Blue Peruvian opal, rainbow moonstone and crystal & bird earrings

Ocean jasper, garnet & sterling silver earrings

Prehnite, Tourmalated Quarts, Hill tribe sterling silver earrings

Red Tiger Eye and rose charm earrings with sterling silver earwires

Red jasper clip-on style earrings

Smoky quartz, mother of pearl shell and sterling silver earrings

Italian glass & turquoise earrings with sterling silver earwires

Carnelian & sterling silver earrings 

Turquoise & Hill Tribe silver earrings with sterling ear wires

Amazonite, aventurine, ceramic and silver soldered earrings

Turquoise, tigereye, crystal artisan soldered earrings

Artisan gemstone and soldered earrings
What do you think? 

I hope you have a great week! 


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