Earrings, a girls best friend

Earrings, Earrings, Earrings, a girl can never have enough earrings. Small one, big ones, big hoops, little hoops, sparkles, bling, earrings that jingle, earrings that make you smile. Earrings for a fancy dinner party or to wear dancing. We women need earrings for every outfit we own and then we still need more. Here are three designs that I recently created using Blue Moon Beads.

 

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Using the Blue Moon Bead Branch goldtone earring findings and the goldtone discs in my stash I attached those and Blue Moon Bead Pink and Mauve colored acrylic beads. These turned out so cool and I can’t wait to wear them out and about.

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These Blue Moon Bead Ear Cuffs are just the coolest thing I think I’ve ever designed. When I got them I squealed in delight, I have been looking for ear cuffs for months at the craft store. These were so much fun and so easy. I used small black cable chain and draped it under black and opaque white swarovski crystals. Added more black chain and dangled the butterfly, white flower and silver flower from the bottom of the each chain. There are going to be my go to earrings for spring and summer.

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How about these Disco Ball earrings, don’t they just yell a fun night at the club dancing? Using the Blue Moom Bead glitter beads (tip: a little spritz with hair spray will keep the glitter from wearing). I made my own chain from black and silver jump rings, attached the beads I had placed on head pins and next I’m dancing the night away.

Hope you enjoy these designs and they give you inspiration for your earring projects. Please feel free to leave your comments, I enjoy hearing what you have to say.

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Feathers Everywhere

Feathers, Feathers Everywhere! Seems like the fashion trend of feathers will be in styles again in 2013. Being that I love feather jewelry, when I saw these feather pendants from Blue Moom Bead I knew they would be in my jewelry wardrobe.

The first necklace uses the Black & Silver Blue Moon Bead feather pendant. My newest technique that I learned in a class last September is Kumihimo (for those of you not familiar, this is the ancient art of Japanese board braiding). It is so much fun and very easy and once you incorporate beads it takes on a life of its own.

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When I found the black tinsel/bead cord and white silk rattail I knew it was waiting for me to braid it. Once braided I added the end caps, jump rings and the black cable chain, clasp and attached the black/silver feather pendant. Quick simple project that took about 90 minutes to make.

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For this necklace the Blue Moon Bead Feather Pendant became the focal point for this asymeterical necklace. With jumprings I attached a small silver and a black chain to the top of the feather pendant and added a decorative chain to the other side with a jump ring. Using more Blue Moon Beads in a clear and Smoky color and gunmetal spacers strung and attached to the feather pendant and then attached more of the silver and black small chain, added a loster claw clasp. But that was just not enough for me, I had to add a few dangles of chain with the clear and smoky beads. Ta dah that was just the finishing touch the necklace needed.

Fun, new feathery designs for 2013.