Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Great Unknown: Worth vs. Value and a Can of Alien Worms

The Great Unknown: Worth vs. Value and a Can of Alien Worms

Wow - couldn't have said it better. "I do not want to live my life by everyone elses comparisons."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

52 Weeks of Earrings - Week # 7

This week's earrings are made with Thai beetle wing covers, and vermeil filigrees from Bali. I also used gold filled wire and earwires, plus Swarovski crystals. The wing covers are collected after the beetle has died of natural causes.  I'm naming the earrings "Chakri", after a Thai princess.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

52 Weeks of Earrings - Week #6

I made these at work last week to try out the new filigree metal components that we got in. They're very lightweight, so are great for earrings. You can stack them, and bead on them, and fold them, for all kinds of effects. We have about a dozen shapes in Antique Copper.

I think I'll call the earrings Lacy and Lucy. 

I love the dancing girlie earring holders, too.

PS - I took the photo with my new iPhone.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beads I can't use...

Here is a sampling of the drops and Briolettes that I have. The top two are Amethyst, next are the Alexandrite colored drops that I used in the Beth Earrings in the previous post, and on the bottom are some pink (possibly Cubic Zirconia?) drops.

52 Weeks of Earrings

I named these earrings "Beth", because they should only be worn by royalty, and my niece is definitely a princess! They're made with Alexandrite colored faceted drops. (I think they're glass as they weren't marked, and they weren't expensive.) They're a beautiful lavender color in the right light.  The cones, wire, and earwires are all sterling.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

52 Weeks of Earrings - Lisette

Two pair of Lisette Earrings - I made them a round smaller than my first few pair, and they whip up really fast. It only took me about an hour to make a pair. Ingredients - Delica beads, 15ºs, sterling chain and earwires, Swarovski Marguerites, and CZ Dagger beads. I think I'll put together some kits!