Lampwork glass earrings

Remember the big box of unfinished earrings I blogged about a few days ago? Well, some of them are finished.  My friend says that there’s no point in wearing small earrings because nobody can see them anyway. The ones I make are at least 7 cm long, and usually even longer. This is the first batch, and each pair is different. Available in the earrings section of my shop.

Steampunk earrings batch

I’m having another beading attack earrings phase. These earrings are quite simple in construction, but include handmade dichroic glass beads and unusual brass-plated elements. I tried to make each pair look slightly different. More are to come when I get more supplies. Available in my Etsy shop. And this box contains over 1kg of unfinished lampwork glass earrings, that are waiting for me to have enough energy/wire scraps to make some matching earhooks.

Lots of earrings

I’m having another earrings phase. This time I used lots of flat disc beads, rondelle beads and some flat irregular nuggets, because I think they look awesome when piled up together when all the colours match. I mostly chose natural, Autumn inspired materials and colours, but also handmade ceramic and metal disc beads. I know they’re simple and I know lots of people who would say they’re too simple to blog about them, but I …

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Octocon

I’ve been preparing lots of geeky stuff for Octocon for the past two months, and I’d like to share some photos, so you know more or less what to expect. If anybody has any last minute requests, now is the time to say so. (Click the photos to see descriptions).

Some lampwork earrings

I’ve wanted to do earrings like this for a long time now – created on one continuous piece of wire. But the wire I’ve had so far was too soft for this (or too hard to be comfortably shaped at all), until I got a wire anvil and hammer. Hammering makes the wire hold its shape better and generally harder, so now it’s easy for me to go on with this idea. Also, while I’m …

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Long copper earrings

I’m particularly proud of these somewhat ethnic looking earrings, and they took a long time to make. Shaping the wire, hammering, wrapping, hammering again… The stones used here are labradorite, lapis lazuli, natural moonstone and onyx. Just one color and the rest is neutral. Well, except the copper, of course. Available on Etsy.    

New skill, cat pendant & more

I’m trying my skill in hammering wire. It’s been going pretty well, considering I’ve started just yesterday. I just hope that my neighbours won’t kill me, because the process can be quite noisy and rather annoying. I’ve made several pairs of earrings and a couple of pendants so far, so have a look: Copper kitty on a big onyx bead. (Available) A rather huge agate slab pendant with some natural turquoise beads; the wire is …

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Great Value Zone

I’ve got about half a ton of lampwork earrings and about another half a ton of lampwork beads waiting to be made into earrings (that’s the effect of my bead addiction). I usually sell them on conventions, but there’s just too many of them and they won’t fit onto my earring board. I decided to create a special section in my shop for them, the Great Value Zone. Because guess what: they’re cheap! This also …

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Teardrop earrings

It seems that over time I’ve gathered plenty of turquoise coloured beads. I doubt that many of them are the actual turquoise, mostly they’re just dyed howlite and magnesite, but still they’re pretty. I’ve decided to do something with them finally, so I took the teardrop-shaped ones and made some earrings. Available on Etsy.