Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Earrings I made 06/26/2012

Hello Goddesses,
Just wanted you all to see the earrings I made last night.  I have some super wonderful friends with some great hook ups.  I found some fabulous lampwork beads that are to DIE FOR!  Take a look at what I made.  If there is anything you see that you would like to purchase, please leave me a comment with your e-mail address (the blog isn't complete yet) and I'll get back to you! I promise I'll finish the blog completely ASAP!

*Please note:  Unless stated otherwise, if there is a crystal on a piece of jewelry, it is a Swarovski crystal.  So please, do not wash dishes (if buying a bracelet), take a shower or go swimming in your jewelry.

Oh! These are yummy beads!  My friend Lauren Potts from LP's Jewelry (You can find her Facebook link here:  https://www.facebook.com/LPjewelry and her Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lpsjewelry)
 hooked me up with these beads.  Her wonderful boyfriend made these.  Can you believe he is just beginning? What a talented guy!  In the sunlight the purple in these earrings just POPS! It's amazing!

And these! Lauren hooked me up with Dave and his lampwork beads are so unique! I cannot even begin to tell you the shimmer of black and copper that are in these beads! You should see some of the pieces he's made that are more tubular an full of color! They are delicious!  So, look at what I made with 4 of the beads I purchased from Dave.  I have a treasure trove of this style of beads.  There is one that is AMAZING.  I'll keep that a secret until it tells me what it wants to be when it grows up.
Can you see the copper shining through on the bottom beads?  The bead end caps I used, I bought from MetalMeThis on Etsy, you can find her shop here (she has some beautiful stuff in her shop.....the pieces you need to give your jewelry that special look) http://www.etsy.com/search/shops?search_query=metalmethis&search_type=shops&ref=auto1 -- Lisa's work is all made by her! Nothing is shipped in from another country.  She has some beautiful bails, caps, clasps, etc.

Now on to the next piece I made last night (don't worry, we're almost finished).
These are one of my favorite pair (from my workings last night).  The green "milk glass" flower and the pink flower on the bottom of the earring are vintage beads.  You can't see it in the picture but there is a Swarovski crystal inside the flower bead.  The focal point of this pair of earrings is also a lampwork bead.

And piece number four (I only made 4 pair of earrings and a bracelet last night....I'll only show you the earrings today).
And don't these just make you want to put on a beautiful dress, a pair of jeans with a nice white shirt and go out and just enjoy the day? The pink bead just above the lampwork bead is rose quartz. These are much lighter than they look.  The antique-looking design is very light but sturdy.

And last but not least!
Again, the flower at the end of the earring is a vintage glass flower with a fire opal Swarovski crystal inside it.  The round stone I am unsure of.  It is one of the stones I did not label and I'm pretty good about labeling things because I can't remember anything!.  The crystals above that are lighter than the one inside the bell of the flower.  These are just a fun pair of earrings that you could wear to the office or out on a date.

Well, I hope you have had as much fun looking at them as I have had making them.

I will try to keep this page updated so you will know what is available and what is not until I can get my Artfire shop up and going (when I get home from vacation).

Keep Beading Goddesses!
Kimberly

3 comments:

Leah Curtis said...

I really like the 2nd and 4th pairs. Great idea using the teapot as a prop!

Marti C. said...

Very, very nice earrings!

Kimberly, Bakin' Goddess said...

Thank you!