Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Owl Be There

Just Call My Name, Owl Be There (cue Jackson 5 + an owl).
 Sorry for the pun...well not very sorry.  I actually love puns. 
These cool owl charms were made by Kristi Bowman Design.  This spring Kristi shared a link to an owl cam with me.  I watched live video feeds from inside an owl nesting box.  Owls look so weird and awkward when they are young!  But they grew up quickly and soon were off on their own.
I paired the copper owls with hand-dyed fiber and copper beads by Jimenas Treasures and some copper plated leaf chain.  I kind of really love these!  Hope you do too.  They'll be in my shop this afternoon.

Folk Art Hand Earrings by Cindy's Art and Soul

Our hands represent our love, our life, our work. How we hold each other. How we are able to express our creativity through art, music and poetry.

 Created with white bronze hand charms by Lois Venarchick, pure silver fused rings, small gemstones of hessonite garnet and kyanite paired with funky stoneware ceramic beads by cindy's art and soul, finished with a topaz glaze.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Artisan Lampwork and Pewter Earrings

Artisan Lampwork and Pewter Earrings

Sometimes jewelry components just scream out at me that they need to be together! That is the case when I can find just the right lampwork beads, with a crusty or "old world" look to them. Not any lampwork will do, but when I find the right ones, their voices call out to be matched with time worn style of pewter charms from Vincent and Nooma at Inviciti.

In the top photo, the rugged looking bicone shaped lampwork comes from Karen Hruza and her shop, Bead Fairy on Etsy!

Tribal Arrowhead and Lampwork Earrings

These gorgeous lampwork focals are from another of my favorite lampwork artists, Leah Deeb and her Etsy shop Beads of Passion!

Gloria Ewing

Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry
Chrysalis Too on Etsy

Monday, August 3, 2015

Porcelain Pinwheels

Fabulous Porcelain Flowers by LisaPetersArt!
I knew right away I wanted them to move and twirl so that's what I did!

Topped with fabulous Rainbow Metallic Lampwork Cubes by BeadAbundant and a perfectly matching Czech Glass Bead!

These are so much fun and beautiful too!!
Extremely lightweight but certainly no shrinking violet!


Friday, July 31, 2015

Textured Bronze Earrings by Cindy's Art & Soul

Textured Bronze Earrings by Cindy's Art & Soul
Textured Bronze Earrings By Cindy's Art & Soul
 Hand cut and forged bronze with a light embossed fabric texture with Labradorite stone dangles, wrapped in sterling silver. Hand forged sterling silver ear wires. Available at Art & Soul Jewelry.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What inspires you? - Guest Malin de Koning

"What are you inspired by when you create your jewelry designs?"
We have all been asked that question, right. :-)
I myself could answer "basically anything". Nature, a film, music, art, people, other's jewelry and so on. But most of all I am inspired by the actual beads themselves and the materials I work with.

And as it happened - it was only the day after I was asked if I wanted to do a guest post here on Earrings Everyday that I received a shipment from Smitten Beads in the UK. It included a batch of large rustic pearls. I don't often work with pearls in my jewelry. But these rustic ones (oh I've bought them before in different colors) are just to die for. So it was easy to make up my mind that I would create earrings with large rustic pearls for this post. And as I am a big fan of art beads I also wanted each pair to contain at least one set of art beads. I made three pairs.

Cognac brown rustic pearls
Electroplated hematite faceted square heishis
Rust red greek cog washers
Rustic Tin Works caps pins - CrowsCacheSupplies
Silver ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain

Electroplated hematite saucer beads
Bronze and swirly polymer clay disc - HumbleBeads
Bronze bicone bead with edge pattern - GracefulWillow
Green and yellow drop shaped rustic pearls
Copper ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain

Beaded beads - Malin de Koning
Olive colored rustic pearls
Patinated brass flower patterned boat shaped dangles - MissFickleMedia

All my best,
Malin de Koning

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Poppy Pod Earrings

These poppy seed pod inspired earrings seem quite magical, like something fashioned by tiny woodland fairies. 

The polymer clay pod headpins are paired up with Czech glass beads, copper seed beads and sterling silver wire. 

These are alternative project samples for my fall retreat in October.