Monday, June 15, 2015

New Earring Monday '15: Weeks 23 & 24

Good Monday Morning!  How has June been treating you so far?  It's been a busy one for me so this is going to be a short post.  We just got back from a week long trip to San Diego for the National Homebrewers Conference and now I'm busy playing catch up... so let's dive right in!

This week's theme, if you will, is using up some of those pesky random in my stash.  Lately I've been splitting my time between making new jewelry and trying to bring some much needed organization to my out of control bead stash.  Most recently I've been focused on getting my metal components and findings to a point where I can actually find what I'm looking for and along the way I've re-discovered a lot of things that I totally forgot I owned.  Instead of taking the time to find a home for some of these little components, I decided it would be easier to just make something with them... so I did!

First up, a pair I whipped up with some fun fan-shaped connectors and a mix of Amazonite beads.  It's hard to tell in this picture, but the small rounds are a matte finish that I just love.

Next is a super simple pair I made with some small copper connectors and faceted beads in coated hematite.  They are more of a vibrant purple and burgundy than my photo shows.  I think they have a regal feel to them.

And here's a bonus pair... I made them to go with the necklace I made for last month's Inspired by Reading Book Club.  You can see that piece HERE if you missed it.  These are fluorite and bronzite with brass.


  1. Hey, you were in my town! Hope you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. Hear that SD's rep is big in the micro and home brewing scene. I always dig copper. Especially love your use of Amazonite with those gorgeously detailed fan shapes!

    1. I was, Lynda! I tried to find out from you where that amazing bead store you had mentioned was... but I think my comment got lost in the shuffle on your blog. :( I really didn't have time to go off exploring on my own anyway... next time! We had tons of great beer and food in San Diego... I would happily come back to visit again.

  2. These are each so different and pretty. I would wear out the fan or the regal pairs! This almost makes me motivated to clean out my crafting supplies if it inspires work like this.

  3. Beautiful work!The copper findings are quite intricate in all three pairs and it is interesting to see the balance between them and the different bead colors and sizes!