Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Week 8

AJE Week 8

This week I have tried my hand at making post earwires. Since that is probably the best for me to use for a while in the new holes. I tried 2 different styles but similar. The bronze pair on the left I remember from a Magazine a few years back, probably Easy Wire. I would give credit but do not know to whom.. The copper ones are a variation of them. Now I have to go shopping for earnuts. Something else new to learn about and shop for.. Woot Woot shopping. Thanks for looking.

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Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Week 7


AJE Week 7

Last week I make these earrings and I just loved them. I liked them so much I got brave enough to GET MY EARS PIERCED for the very first time! Now in 6 weeks I can wear them.. The earwires are make out of non-tarnish copper wire with a faceted Prenite stone, the hand cut shields are foldformed copper with a heat patina and a little squiggle at the end.. Now if I can just wait the 6 weeks!!!

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7th Bead Soup Blog Party: My soup came!!!

As you may recall I joined the Lori Anderson  7th BSBP , you can read about it here

My Bead soup arrived Thurs from the talented Ceramic Artist Nan Emmett!   Waiting for the mailman every day was so hard.. I was like a kid waiting for My Birthday to get here!!     Here few picks of what I got.  I just love it!

All wrapped up.Nan's soup to me

The 2 focals, yes I said 2, were wrapped in the pretty box and the other beads were in the cute bags..  Ceramic connectors and beads, metal fluted beads, carved bone, Czech turq., copper pearls and orange jade…I just love the colors, and I really like flowers.. They are soooo ME!   I already have some ideas. This is so much fun!

And that cute little hand carved bird is so sweet I already have plans for him!.  What a wonderful job she did making soup for me.   You can find Nan at her blog

And here is a picture of what I sent to Nan.

bead soup

The enameled focal I made is in the center, along with a few extra flowers and enameled steel headpins and beads. the other beads are Czech glass and faceted agate.

Thank you Lori Anderson for hosting this event and all you do.


Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Week 6

Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Week 6

I went out and bought a new Big Kick embossing machine. It was on Major SALE at Michaels so I decided I had to have one…Everyone was doing it!!! LOL. So I embossed some aluminum sheet that I had, cut out the disks and slightly dombed them. I found the alcohol inks and added color to the metal and sanded off the high spots.. Wire wrapped them with steel wire and a czech bead, attached to silver earwires and TaDa… That was a fun little project.

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Art Jewelry Elements Week 5 Earring Challenge

Art Jewelry Elements Week 5 Earring Challenge

Oops I am late. I have not photographed or posted for a couple of weeks but at least I have a Blog now… I cut out the copper rectangles and drilled the holes, Then off to the torch to torch fire enamel. I decided on white enamel and blue pearls, springy and light! the hand formed earwires are made out of non-tarnish copper wire. Hope you like them.


Bead Soup Is Ready !!

Bead Soup Is Ready !!

Here it is my bead soup teaser pic for Nan Emmett!! I will mail out the Bead Soup tomorrow AM.. You can find Nan at her blog : Check out her lovely works..


Bead Soup Blog Party!

I am so excited!!  My very First Bead Soup Blog Party  Read about it here:
My partner is Nan Emmett. Oh I am thrilled to have her as my partner, I love.. did I say Love her work! She is a Ceramic Bead and Component Artist. She also makes sculptures that are Fab! I LOVE the faces, and flowers and beads she makes.. You can see her blog and learn about Nan here:
I can not wait to get my soup! I guess I had better get to my studio and finish up what I am sending to her.. Oh what fun. Lets just hope I figure out this blog/computer stuff…I promise I will get better at this blogging….sigh..
Next figure out how to post pics..sigh again..


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