Sunday, July 21, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Weeks 27 & 28

It's that time again... the reveal for my next two pairs of earrings for the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge!

In honor of my recent trip to Oregon, I'm showing off two pairs of earrings made with some of the beads I bought in Bend.  They are from Larissa Spafford Designs, a talented lampwork artist based right there in Bend.  I bought several sets of her beads, but for this week I'm doing two different designs from the same set of little dark red beads with silver paired with jet colored crystals.  I think that red, black, and silver are just yummy together!

First up, I paired the little dark ruby beauties with Vintaj arte metal Flourish Petal pieces that I highlighted with a sanding block to bring out the silver color in the raised portions.

Week 27
For the second pair, I dangled the lampwork and crystal units from gunmetal twisted spacers from TierraCast and Vintaj arte metal jump rings.

Week 28
Both of these pairs are in my Etsy shop.  You can check them out and see more photos HERE.

I have one more set of the red lampwork beads... which pair should I make another set of?  Or should I do something else entirely?  I'd love to get your thoughts!


  1. Beautiful beads and beautiful earrings. Going to take a look at Larissa's site!

  2. Lovely designs, Sarajo... thanks for introducing me to Larissa's unique lampwork!

  3. Very pretty, love the color of those "ruby beauties"!