Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Navigare Necesse

Today we have a guest poster on Earrings Everyday.
Debora Portela of Tribalis

In the first century BC, the Roman general Pompey encouraged afraid sailors to bring food from Africa to Rome during severe storms, inaugurating the phrase 'Navigare Necesse, non est vivere necesse' ( To sail is necessary;to live is not necessary). Since then others have used this sentence with different meanings, like Fernando Pessoa, Portugues poet which transforms it into a song of creation. Said him: ' I want to me the spirit of this sentence", confining the sense of his life to the process of artistic creation.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Sometimes all you need is a hint of color.

Aqua glazed ceramic balls by Cindy's Art & Soul, wrapped in fine silver wire, dangling from hand forged sterling silver ear wires with tiny, faceted Amazonite stones. 
Available at

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boho Leather

I haven't had much time to create lately. I just got a new puppy and I swear it's like having a newborn and a toddler all rolled into one! I am exhausted, but he is totally worth it. Anyway, as soon as I received these Boho Leather wedgies by Melinda Orr Designs, I had to sit down and make something. They are just so cool and fun to play around with.
                      And this is who has been taking up most of my time lately, meet Rudy Abner.

Be sure to stop back next Friday (April 3) for our next Inspiration challenge by Erin Prais-Hintz!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Kristy Abner

Kristy's Kreations

Todays featured earrings are available here

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Concho Flowers

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am posting a pair of earrings I made almost a year ago, but that haven't seen much light of day!

These were created with raw brass concho stampings that I torch-fire enameled with a transparent enamel.  I embellished them with sweet Czech glass flowers and hand-wrought sterling earwires.

These little flowers are so cute but can be a bear to get to hang straight since they are like little shank buttons.   Back around the time I created these, I devised a way to secure them and wrote a quick tutorial on Art Jewelry Elements, here!  

I have a bunch more of these cool brass conchos in oval and rounds that I need to enamel and make more!  These look great with my uniform of jeans, big shirt and boots and are in my shop!

Melissa Meman

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Knots And Dots Earrings

My time in Oaxaca, Mexico has almost come to an end. I'm feeling a little sad about that, though there are definitely some things at home that I am missing by now.

The earrings that I am sharing today, carry a little bit of Oaxaca with them.  See those fun turquoise knotted beads?  I got them at a bead store here.  I've never seen anything similar in the States.
Actually, these earrings are quite international.  In addition to the Mexican knots, the dotted ceramic beads and the brass flowers were made in the U.K. by Bo Hulley and Lesley Watt, respectively.  The brass wire was made in the U.S. and the earrings were made by a gringa residing in Mexico!

The vivid colors of Mexico have been very inspiring to me.  The Knots and Dots Earrings echo the colors of this building I passed last week.  The orange in the building in much more intense than the orange glaze that Bo used on her beads, but it is clearly the same color family as in these earrings.
I have been building a stand-alone website for my jewelry and art beads, this past month. You can reach it by going to  You will find the Knots and Dots Earrings there.  Have a look around.  I hope you like my new digs!
This will be my last post from Oaxaca.  I'll be writing from the States, in two weeks when I post again.  Till then, adios!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Denim Ready Set Go

With Fancy Heels.

 Boho Blues Handmade Earrings 
with Denim blue glaze by Cindy's Art & Soul.
Wrapped in fine silver wire 
with hand forged silver bead caps, 
paired with flashy blue Spectrolite gemstones. 
Handcrafted sterling silver ear wires are 
stamped with tiny accent images.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Carefree days

We had a snow storm again last night... 
I am soooooooo ready for the carefree days of Summer! How about you??

Inspired by a Polyvore set that I've put together, I went with the 'fringe' route this weekend :)

Marliata Glass Earrings with Hemp Cords and Sterling Silver

Wild flowers... hot sun.... the breeze dancing in your hair..... your feet in the sand... 
Carefree Summer days (hopefully coming soon!) :)

Carefree Beach Set

I have designed these 4" long earrings using a gorgeous pair of berrylicious artisan glass beads from Little Crow (I don't have a link, as I have not seen a shop for her anymore for a few years anywhere online - does anyone know what happened to her?), some variegated hemp cords in shades of purple, dark pink, sky blue and dark blue, and Bali Silver dotted beads, and sterling accent beads:
Glass Earrings With Hemp Knots and Sterling Silver by Nathalie Lesage
These long earrings are extremely lightweight and full of spirit!

You can find these listed HERE in my Nathalie Lesage online store. ** For my American friends, now is a good time to shop on my website, as the Canadian Dollar is quite a bit lower than the US Dollar, your US Price gives you a great discount at the moment! It's a great time to shop at

Wishing you a beautiful day...