Art Jewelry Earring Challenge Reveal
Its time for another Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Reveal. Participants have challenged themselves to make a pair of earrings every week. All of our earrings include art beads or components. Here are my new creations from the past 2 weeks.
Lilac Link Earrings
My husband’s side of the family gathered to celebrate my nephew’s 27th birthday, recently. Mmmmm, cake & laughter!
I brought along a new pair of earrings for my sister-in-law. She makes jewelry too, so we enjoy gifting each other with our creations.
The lampwork glass discs are handmade by Out West. The lilac, blue and black are such a gorgeous color combo. My sister-in-law loves them!
I linked the disks to my handmade ear wires with a ring of matte “peanut beads” in shades of gray, silver and black. I have another set of Out West disc beads that are very similar to these and I will probably link them up the same way and offer them in my Etsy shop.
Lime Green Earrings
This second pair of earrings are more on the casual, fun side of things. The little blue polka dots on Jennifer Heynen’s ceramic headpins just say “playtime” to me!
I placed blue Greek ceramic discs above the headpins, to accent the blue polka dots. Then I selected these two-tone lampwork glass beads to top things off. The lime green transparent glass has lighter green, opaque streaks that have glass bubble decorations that echo the polka dots on the ceramic headpins. I love the way they carry on the dotty theme! Unfortunately, I have had these lampwork beads a long time and I no longer remember the artist who created them.
Want to see more gorgeous earrings? Head on over to Art Jewelry Elements for links to the other Earring Reveal blog posts! We also have an AJE Earring Challenge Board on Pinterest.
I am always delighted to read your comments! Hope to hear from you.
We both used peanut beads in our creations this time, one of your necklaces inspired me to finally give them a try and they are so much fun!! I agree about your “playtime” earrings so bright and cheerful like a party on your ears.
I love both pairs of earrings. I also love it that you and your sister-in-law gift each other with your creations. My mom also makes jewelry and I often bring home a selection of her necklaces after a visit on a “rental” program, as we call it. Then at our next visit, I exchange for different stuff. Fun.
I’m going to have to try those peanut beads. Every time I see them, I think they are cool. And this is an especially clever use.
I am SO gonna find a jewelry buddy in the neighborhood to swap with LOL. What fun you two must have 🙂 I love both these pair, Linda… even your playful designs are so very elegant!
Lovely and FUN earrings, Lilnda! As always . . .
I’m especially taken with the lime green pair…so fun!
More beautiful earrings from you, Linda! I cannot decide which ones I like the best. But I do agree those little “peanut beads” look like they would be fun to work with. I also love the idea of having an earing “buddy”. We are about three month from putting our house on the market. I intend to find some jewelry making buddies in Dallas.
I have just spent a good while looking through your beautiful jewelry. Your work is inspiring! Thank you 🙂