Hopping on for the Art Jewelry Elements blog earring challenge here in weeks 3 and 4.
First up, these beauties were so much fun and came from components I had kicking around in my bowls on the bench. The fairy bells were from Gardanne Beads, wonderful little enamel copper goodies. And the raku glass bead caps were from Nadin Art Glass on Etsy. I love her brilliant glass! I paired them with bronze earwires, and a little bit of Czech glass for dangly contrast. The enamel headpins also came from Nadin’s shop on Etsy. I’m learning to make those… oh yes I am!
They were a lot of fun!
The next pair I made was inspired by a tutorial which I could have sworn was on the AJE blog but appears to have been somewhere else. I’ll have to find the link and link up to it later. Super fun and easy peasey project using lampworked glass headpins. The headpins I chose were both from Havana Beads, one of my favorite shops on Etsy. Raida always has great stuff.
These are her raku glass leaves. I paired them with some etched glass rounds from Klass Beads (also on Etsy) and fire polished Czech glass accents. They’re light, swingy and really fun to wear.
Another simple pair of headpin earrings, week 4 bonus – these were etched rounds from Havana Beads, which I paired up with turquoise and little Swarovski bicones. Fun! This is a fun project, like I said. It’s a great thing for beginners, there’s literally no way to mess these up. THe wraps are rough and loose and irregular on purpose! And you get a great, organic looking pair of earrings at the end.
All of these are in my Etsy shop, natch, or down at Crafted… though I’m seriously thinking that I might delist and keep the first set. I really love those fairy bells…
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