Sunday, June 9, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Weeks 21 & 22

Just as I hinted in a previous post, this installment of the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge will feature some of the lovelies that I bought from Tracee Dock of The Classic Bead when I was in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend.  (Thanks again for having us over, Tracee!)

First up is a pair made with some of Tracee's ceramic flowers in a lovely olive green.  I had just bought a great strand of fairly pricey Czech glass from The Bead Monkey (my favorite local bead shop) when they were having a special event with great sale prices.  I was drawn to the unusual look of them with their Picasso finish that had been cut away along the circumference to reveal the chartreuse color inside.  I knew that these two things would compliment each other perfectly!  I did a little practicing of my wire working skills and voila!  I think that they are super fun and playful.

Week 21:  Ceramic flowers from The Creative Bead

Next, I used another delicious little pair from Tracee that have been dipped in chocolate brown glaze.  Don't they just look like little chocolate covered cookies?  I want to eat them up!  This time I added some China variscite rounds and used copper wire to wrap everything together.  I used some TierraCast niobium earrwires with bright copper accent beads to pull everything together.

Week 22:  Ceramic drops from The Creative Bead

I'm in love with both of these pairs... I'm happy to highlight the creations of a talented and sweet craftsperson and I'm proud of myself for stretching my wire working skills.

Both pairs of earrings are available for sale on Etsy, CLICK HERE to visit my shop.  There are more photos of each pair in the listings there.

The editors at AJE chose my second pair to feature on their website.  To check it out, CLICK HERE.  Thanks for stopping by, please check out all the other great designs for this week's reveal!


  1. What beautiful earthy colours, Sarajo... I'm sure Tracee must be thrilled to see what you have created!

  2. Congrats on being featured and on growing your wire working skills!!! You did a great job. I especially love the first pair.

  3. Thanks so much for the kind words everyone!