Saturday, March 2, 2013

Art Jewelry Elements Earrings Challenge, Reveal #4

I had some catching up to do, since I only was able to get one pair of earrings done for the last reveal. I thought about using a pair I had already made, just to stay on track, but that felt like cheating given the nature of the challenge is to *create* new earrings!

I am also running low on art beads, my own included! I just haven't had time to torch, and when I do, it's freezing! So I was so happy to run across Elaine Robitaille's Etsy shop, Too Aquarius! My first pair of earrings feature her blue polymer clay flower beads. They are stunning, and I can't believe they are clay!

Simple design, but the flower beads deserve the spotlight!

For my next pair, I also used Elaine's beads, this time a pink floral bead. They are gorgeous,so they deserved to be surrounded by more gorgeousness (is that a word? It is now!). So I used Swarovski (r) crystals and garnets to complement the clay beads.

Crystal and garnets for the pink flowers
 For my final pair, I used two of my own handmade lampwork beads, which feature to popular silver glass nicknamed "raku" for the cool myriad of colors that can be coaxed out the glass. Again, the earring design is simple, but I like that the focus of these earrings are the art beads themselves.

Lampwork & crystals...what can be better?
Now that we are all caught up with the challenge, please make sure to check out the other participants in the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge!


  1. What cute flower beads! I am so ready for spring to arrive! These would make lovely Mothers Day gifts.

  2. Love the flowers, very lighthearted and beautifully finished. Your lampwork is lovely!

  3. Love the way you created with the clay beads. Raku can be so finicky, but you brought out beautiful colors.

  4. I'm a week behind too... love your earrings and yay on you for catching up! Those pink sakura blossoms are probably my favorite beads that Elaine makes. Love what you did with them!


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