Archive | January, 2015

Eclectic Earring Collection

28 Jan

I’ve been very busy creating earrings. I’ve attached a few photos of just a few from my personal collection – most include clay beads. I’ve described them below…

If you like what you see – I have many earrings for sale in my shop {{eclecticnesting.etsy.com}}

~Mexican folk art clay birds on a vintage sterling silver & sparkling blue dichroic glass headpin, topped with czech glass picasso seed beads

~Moonstone crusty glass criffles, ancient roman glass, and oxidized abacus headpins with crysoprase and frosty serpentine. Criffles are made by Numinositybeads.etsy.com and headpins are made by pipnmolly.etsy.com

~Black and white chunky floral lampwork beads, reminds me of my vintage Marimekko suitcase (https://eclecticnesting.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/472/) topped with turquoise nuggets and lipstick red wire-wrap

~Mustard gold genuine Mookaite coin beads, oxidized spacers, on an orbit headpin made by pipnmolly.etsy.com

~Jade slices, vintage rhinestone discs, on a handmade glass lampwork headpin

~Raku charlotte doll connectors made by Wonderousstrange.etsy.com, with silver wire-wrap and czech glass pink flowers

~Ceramic component made by ScorchedEarthonEtsy.etsy.com with enamel matchsticks made by numinositybeads.etsy.com in gold and maroon

~Rare antique European opalescent glass bead slice stacked with Ethiopian copper bicone beads. Opalescent glass beads were made in the 1800s and glows opalescence gained from age. Mixed with the glass and metal are genuine vintage amber stone on a handmade enamel headpin

~Stoneware discs made by raggedrobyn.etsy.com, clay beads made by shipwreckdandy.etsy.com and teal ceramic spikes by scorchedearthonetsy.etsy.com

~Vintage African trade beads, brass, genuine amber, and more glass criffles from numinositybeads.etsy.com

~Shells inlaid in sterling silver were too small for me to wear so I upcycled them with bright red coral chunks

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2015 Clay Bead Love

28 Jan

It’s been a while. Lately, I’ve been busy collecting, browsing, loving, and creating with clay beads. Tomorrow, I will post some of my earring creations in my personal stash, and point out which amazing Etsy shops I’ve purchased the clay beads used from used in the earrings. Please also check out my Etsy shop {{eclecticnesting.etsy.com}} for handmade earrings for sale, using a wide variety of unique & handmade clay beads.

In the meantime, wet your appetite with this amazing blog & clay bead giveaway:

http://www.esfera.me/travel/polymer-clay-beads-interview-bead-and-jewelry-artist-leah-curtis#comment-7196

Happy new year and thanks for swinging by!