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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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Beaches Inspire Earrings

Boho earrings

St Tropez

SOLD

 

Why not?  One can be inspired by anything.  I have a fascination with beaches as they're different wherever your toes touch down.  It can be rocky or soft as powder.  It can be pink, white, tan, black or all the colors of the rainbow.  It can be just big ole rocks or tiny pebbles and shells.  I have a collection of many of the beaches I've traveled in my life and store them in glass bottles.  I wanted to share that with you, but they have not yet been unpacked.  Another post some day I guess.

 

Boho earrings

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Earrings to Wear Alone or with Statement Necklaces

Amber Globe Earrings

Banana Beach Earrings

 

While creating the series of statement necklaces inspired by Japanese fishing floats I started setting aside some lampwork and other interesting beads to use in earrings.  My usual rule of thumb when wearing statement jewelry is to have one piece be the focal and if you wear other jewelry have them play supporting roles.  In other words, if you wear a necklace that is telling a significant story wear earrings that don't steal the narrative and visa versa.

Depending on your style these earrings can stand alone too.

 

copper ring earrings

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Art Glass and Nature's Slow Hand

Picasso Jasper earrings

Meadow Sunrise

Lampwork beads by Bead Fairy

Picasso Jasper

 

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I've been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry!

The next best thing to having a client fall in love with one of my pieces is to be published!

The current issue (Summer 2018) of Belle Armoire Jewelry features one of my statement necklaces and the coordinating lampwork earrings.  The editor contacted me earlier this year and asked for a few of my pieces for consideration.  This set was selected to have a feature so that means I got paid, too!

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By the Sea we go Two by Two

Artisan Earrings

Monterey

Lampwork by Bluehealer, vintage filigree stampings

 

Excerpt from Walt Whitman's Sea-drift:

Shine! shine! shine!

Pour down your warmth, great sun!

While we bask, we two together.

Two together!

Winds blow south, or winds blow north,

Day come white, or night come black,

Home, or rivers and mountains from home,

Singing all time, minding no time,

While we two keep together.

 

Seashell Earrings

She Sells Seashells

Lampwork and freshwater pearls

 

Angelfish Earrings

Angelfish Earrings

Amazonite, Lampwork by Alisha White

 

Artisan Earrings

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Have a Heart for Valentine's Day

Rustic Red Heart Earrings

Rustic Red Heart Earrings

"He ran his hands over my past

- lingering over the dents and worn edges of my heart.

And when I thought he'd run away like the others had...

he told me I was a warrior,

and that I'd never fight another battle alone."  Alfa

 

Lapis Heart Earrings

Lapis and Pearl earrings

 

"If you carry joy in your heart, 

you can heal any moment."  Carlos Santana

 

Sea Pottery and Sterling Silver heart pendant

Sea Pottery and Sterling Silver heart pendant

 

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,

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Fire and Ice - when ceramic meets metal

Artisan pendant

Fire and Ice pendant

 

This is what can happen when I sit with my stash of MAKU ceramic goodies.  I adore her ceramics, because I adore raku colors and her rustic forms.  The sprinkles of silver just add to the magic and for me make them a natural for a silver setting.

 

artisan earrings

Fire and Ice earrings

 

Artisan pendant

Gothic Heart pendant

 

Here's one that doesn't have the silver, but oh how I love its shape and colors and how it adds so much to this Plume Agate pendant:

 

artisan pendant

Fireman's Talisman pendant

 

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