Posts Tagged sterling silver

52 earrings: #47 Red Berries

I used another pair of my lampwork headpins for these earrings.

#47 Red Berries

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My headpins are the round red base of the earrings, on stainless steel which has a dark patina from the heat. I left them dark rather than polishing them up and put the fritty red and white beads on them before wrapping the rest of the wire into a loop. I made the round earwires in sterling silver with little red Czech glass beads wrapped on. I patinated the silver with liver of sulphur and then tumbled it to give the shiny antique silver finish here.

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 46 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #46 Orange Jellyfish

A pair of orange borosilicate jellyfish earrings this week.

#46 Orange Jellyfish

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My main computer is away for repair so this is a phone pic, excuse colour cast!

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 45 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #43 Steel Dusk

Sterling silver and my lampwork this time.

#43 Steel Dusk

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A pair of denim tiger beads from the free tutorial by *Naos* – the little speckles of silver and the stretched blue make me think of gaps into a starry night. They’re wire-wrapped onto little sterling dangles and have sterling earwires that are somewhat leaf-shaped.

I’ve been making a bunch of components for my earrings this week, and I also got some alcohol inks that I may be trying eventually with copper…

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 42 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #41 Figure In Grey

I cut small pieces off one of my earlier kumihimo braids to make these earrings, and wound them into figure 8s.

#41 Figure In Grey

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This braid was done in sky blue, gold-beige and chocolate brown, and made with C-lon/K-lon thread rather than embroidery thread so is tougher and holds its shape better. (Embroidery thread is nice and soft). Because these were pieces from a longer braid, I bound all the ends quickly after cutting them – they held together pretty well without unravelling after cutting, though. I then put a pair of my lampwork big hole beads in mystic grey on to the braids. Mystic grey has something of a shampoo sheen to it. I formed them into circles, used a bit of fabri-tac to hold the ends together, left that overnight to harden, then re-bound the joined area. After that I gave them a twist into the figures of 8 and bound the join so they stay in shape.

I made the earwires in sterling silver. These are nice large, visible earrings, but are also very light.

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 40 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #40 Silver & Black

Lots of silver here and some black and white dotty lampwork beads of mine.

#40 Silver & Black

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Mirrored-colour dotty beads, oh my! The black in these beads is a slightly shiny metallic black. The silver rings/hoops were by Mizgeorge. I wire-wrapped my beads to hang from the hoops and made round earwires to go with them. These are striking but also light earrings.

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 39 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #37 Magic Can Swing

A pair with a lot of motion this week!

#37 Magic Can Swing

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These have a pair of my lampwork beads in a striking silver glass that goes all shades of blue, purple, and a bit of green. They are wire-wrapped in sterling silver and swing and dangle about freely.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 36 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #33 Bluest Blues

#33 Bluest Blues

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Been very busy so these are a simple design. These are sterling silver with a pair of my lampwork beads – ribbed bicones in transparent blue. They’re free-dangling and move easily.

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 32 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #31 Dancers of the Upper Air

This week, the knots at the tops of these braids looked like little faces, so I went with it.

#31 Dancers of the Upper Air

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I made kumihimo braids in shades of blue and wire-wrapped them in sterling silver with some of my blue lampwork glass beads. I twisted and bound the top tassels to be like hair.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 30 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #29 Black Daggers

It is incredibly hot in London at the moment, making me utterly useless. Last week’s earrings are pretty simple as a result!

#29 Black Daggers

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Shiny black hematite daggers, wire-wrapped in sterling silver and with sterling earwires.

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52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 28 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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52 earrings: #22 Plum Sparkle

I made this pair using some of my recent 96 coe test beads – these are the plum blue.

#22 Plum Sparkle

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They’re very shiny themselves, so I added sparkly purple Czech crystal dangles and did double wire-wrapping in sterling silver to add a little more bulk. I used long sterling earwires for these.

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I’ll be away on a sculptural borosilicate course with Jennifer Umphress this Fri-Sun, so will try and get the next pair done early and schedule my post in advance. (I am so looking forward to this!)

52 little things links
Craft Pimp Week 21 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk

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