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Winter Wonderland of Earrings

Winter earrings

Fractured

Orbicular Rhyolite, marcasite, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver

 

When I created this collection of earrings this past summer, while in quarantine, I was thinking about winter.  One could look at the snowy and sparkly components and say, well of course!  But I was thinking of winter in relation to our tendency to hibernate and come out of that hibernation at various times to celebrate life with our family and friends.  Then while looking through my stones I found these beautiful orbicular rhyolite teardrops.  Perfect!

 

boho earrings

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Paris Romance

Paris Park

The City of Light

 

All the romantic influences from art, architecture, and literature certainly played to my imagination with my expectations, but I can honestly say it has never disappointed.

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Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta sunset

 

When you can't do something you want to do it more.  Right?!  

But boy am I glad we did it when we could!  The memories are awesome to have right now.  It brings back the joy and in some cases the calm we felt.  We hope we will travel again in the not too distant future.  

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Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly earrings

Boho style Butterfly earrings

(brass with verdigris, vintage cloisonne)

 

There are a lot of wonders in nature and the delicate butterfly with its fine wings and varied colors delights most of us I think.

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Artisan Earrings on the Petite Side

Turquoise Earrings

Not My First Rodeo

 

Sometimes you feel like being bold.  Sometimes you want to walk a little quieter.  Either way I've got you covered.

 

Artisan Earrings

Ideas - rutilated quartz

SOLD

 

Pearl Artisan Earrings

Carmel - lion's paw and pearl earrings

 

Gemstone Artisan Earrings

Trip the Light - Amethyst and Iolite earrings

 

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Reopening by Popular Demand

Artisan necklace

 

My shop is open once again!  For over a month I closed it, as everything was just so confusing about what was safe to do and how horrible was it going to get.  It felt like there were so many things more important to focus on and others to help.  That's still true in many parts of our country and the world.

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The Promise of Spring

Green Malachite Earrings

Life Lines

 

Fruit trees have started budding, but the rest of our deciduous trees are still skeletons against the blue and cloudy skies. 

 

Flowering Plum Tree

 

For those of us that prefer color in our landscape and warmer temperatures the promise of Spring comes in the emergence of bulbs.

 

Daffodils

 

Art Deco Earrings

Dried Flowers

 

Mixed Metal earrings

Flower Power earrings

 

And then wildflowers start appearing!

 

Bumble bee and California Poppy

 

Poppy Earrings

Ribbons and Poppies

 

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Creating Using a Piece of Someone Else's Art

Lampwork earrings

Spring into Summer Earrings

 

Many artists use art components from other artists and crafts people, but maybe none more than artisan jewelers.  My raw materials often include lapidary work from artisans in the form of cabochons and beads.  I also have a collection of lampwork beads that I've amassed over 20+ years.  Some I visit just to admire the artist's talent and vision.  Others find their time to inspire a pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace.

 

artisan earrings

Growth

(SOLD)

 

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Flowers can Make you Sneeze

Bouquet

Bouquet by Flower Lady

 

Who doesn't love flowers?!  They delight both in color and scent and support our pollinating bees!  

Sadly it's the scent and pollen that drives my husband into significantly long sneezing fits.  Over the years I've found I can have some bouquets in the house and he's fine while with others it gets so bad I have to put them outside.

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Competitive? Me?

colorful artisan earrings

Squeeze Me

Billiard ball slice, lampwork

 

I never played pool growing up, but we played a lot of board games and cards.  Each of us played to win and for the most part we were gracious winners.  I've met many that just hate games and I'm guessing it's due to how earnest we game players can be.  For me joining in was a way to be part of the fun, but I'll admit if it's a game I'm not good at I'll avoid it.

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