Milla Earrings

Vintage German Glass Helicopter Dangles. These vintage helicopter beads take me straight back to my childhood; only these beautiful aqua and white beads are glass not plastic. Pretty and whimsical for only $15.00!

How lovely would these be with this Crimped Alabaster Blouse – Anthropologie.com? These earrings can be worn with so much though! As soon as I finished making them I had to make a pair for myself…and, yes, I have already worn mine.

Week 11: Phoebe Earrings

This week’s color representation is on iridescent stones. Iridescent stones illustrate the “promises of God” (www.preciousstonesof thebible.com). I chose two of my most favorite iridescent gemstones: moonstone and labradorite. As these gemstones change colors in the light, so does our situations change as we shed God’s light on them. This is something that I am learning to do and it really helps to bring everything into perspective. Taking situations as they come, especially difficult ones, and looking to God’s Word for guidance is something that gets easier with practice. I have noticed a change in my reactions and responses since I now take a moment to reflect on God’s Word prior to responding. I take my time and am much more peaceful. Some days are better than others, but as I take one day at a time and look to God’s Word, I know that I am on the right track! Now, here is one of my favorite verses to go with my favorite gemstones:

1 Chron. 38:20

“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you (NLT).

This verse helps me to stay focused. If I do the work and rely on God, He promises to help me.

Phoebe Earrings: Moonstone and Labradorite Gemstones. Measure approximately 3 inches. Price $18.00

Delphi Earrings

Delphi Earrings are created with antique brass-plated steel findings, glass pearls and vintage coiled beads. They measure right around 2 ½ inches from the bottom of the ear wire. Price $15.00 ~ One available.

These Delphi earrings will work well with a fun little dress like this Xhilaration® Juniors Strappy Skater Dress – Gree… : Target, equally well with a fabulous dress like this NONPA Desigual, and perfect with a lightweight sweater like this one Open-weave knit sweater | Gap great for work or play. These earrings are versatile, stylish and functional! How many more ways can you wear them? You decide…and then share some pics.

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Week 10: Paz Earrings

It has been a while! I have not forgotten—I have just been a little distracted. Now, on to the next color…brown: “brown symbolizes earthen vessels and humility” (www.preciousstonesof thebible.com). I have been avoiding this color and I don’t know why because I have a lot of gorgeous brown beads. I have been thinking about this Bible blog post for a while and knew that I still had more to post (two left after this one), but this time I knew exactly what beads I was going to use. I prayed about a design and these earrings are the result. I love that brown symbolizes humility. I don’t know about you, but humilityhumbleness… is something that I could use more of. I found this Bible verse on humility:

Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility (NASB).”

Honor comes after humility. To me, this means in order to be your best, you need to be humble. God’s Word instructs us to love each other. Ephesians 4:2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love” (NASB). This is often hard to do, especially if someone rubs you the wrong way. I must make it a priority to be humble even when I don’t feel like it. I have made plenty of mistakes; however, focusing on God’s Word and taking one day at a time helps me. I am thankful that I can depend on His strength and not my own.

Paz is Spanish for “peace” (babynames.com). I thought that this was an appropriate name for these earrings since they symbolize humility. The earrings measure just shy of 3” in total length.

 

Summer Jewelry In-Progress

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Trapeze Earrings

Bev & I had fun today being creative with jewelry making and our time. She picked out beads for the trapeze earrings while I worked on special orders. We are team working in order to get ready for the jewelry party.  I just finished putting the trapeze earrings together and here they are:

Freshwater Pearl Earrings

I had these cute teardrop shaped findings for earrings {thanks Amy!} and could not resist wire-wrapping pearls to go on them. I wanted to create something pretty and elegant, earrings that could be dressed up or down.

Here is what the they looked like prior to putting the ear wires on. I thought about adding more pearls, but decided against it after leaving them alone for a while.

Here is what the earrings look like finished. They actually came out better than expected. When worn, the pearls cluster in the middle—so pretty.  I have been working on pearl jewelry for the last two days, so you will definitely see more pearl jewelry soon.

Freshwater Pearl Earrings measure approximately 1 ½ inches from the ear wire. These earrings can be purchased at the EZRA Spring 2012 jewelry party on Saturday, March, 24th.

Oh, and a little shout-out to Amy. Any time she sees any cute jewelry findings she always picks some up for me! She is such a sweetheart! Gracias!

Tangerine Statement Necklace

Wire-wrapped glass, tangerine cube beads and deep turquoise glass seed beads make a bold statement in this necklace. This necklace measures 21 inches in length and comes with matching tangerine earrings. This necklace was created out of sheer curiosity of wire-wrapping the cubed beads… “What would happen if?”… So, I just started playing and this is the result. I loved the way the bluish-green seed beads looked with it so I added four strands on each side. This necklace will be perfect for a night out or some other event where bold jewelry is appropriate.   

Playful in Pink

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This necklace is inspired by J.Crew’s spring jewelry; specifically, their blooming bead pendant necklace: http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~74442/74442.jsp.  I loved the beads in the middle of the chain. I decided to try it and voila, this playful statement necklace was created. I used aluminum chain, glass seed beads, glass crystals, shell & resin. I off-centered the pink crystals for a little playfulness and added a large shell and resin bauble for fun. You can’t help but feel happy in this necklace!        

 

Necklaces With Interest

 

These two necklaces are interesting and delicate and a great way to add a touch of whimsy to an outfit. These necklaces invoke a sense of playfulness and curiosity. The ladder necklace makes me think of climbing new heights—never give up and always push forward. The sideways flare necklace reminds to of thinking outside of the box—you won’t get very far stuck inside one, right? Playing around with jewelry designs is fun and exhilarating especially when the results are unexpectedly beautiful. I usually have a general idea of how I want to design a piece, but as I start creating, the pieces normally evolve into something else. I don’t think these pictures do these necklaces any justice; however, I still wanted to share…Enjoy.