Friday, June 4, 2010

From Inspiration to Realization...

A few days ago I did a post on my pile of inspirations, granted it looked more like a hodge podge of assorted beads and findings but each pile was its own little inspiring idea awaiting creation.

I have completed a couple of these piles of ideas and am posting my first one, as promised.  These long dangle earrings are crafted from lead-safe copper wire and a mix of Czech glass beads and Swarovski crystals.  Not too fussy, not too ornate...simple, swingy and super fun.  Unfortunately these looked so good when I tried them on I decided to keep the first pair for myself and had to make another pair for my etsy shop.

Photo above...Combo of  black and red Czech glass beads along with Swarovski Fire-Opal crystals   are highlighted by the warm tones of my copper wire work.  The earring hooks are also my own handmade and bead embellished hooks.

Photo below...Just a part of my head to show my earring being worn...I should have worn a lighter I should have gotten someone else to model them for me !

Photo below...Close up of the spiral wire work that I added to the black glass disc beads.

Since it looks like Etsy is going to take its sweet time to instigate a protocol that will allow us to have multiple shops under one email address or to be able to change our shop/user names, I will seriously have to start thinking about getting a second email address and opening another shop for my jewelry.  Not that my jewelry is flying off the shelves (oh how lovely that would be)  I just don't like mixing my supplies with my finished pieces. 
Aly of  AlyGatr'sEverywhere  I think you need to open an etsy banner shop as it looks like I may be needing another banner some time soon. : )


  1. Funny, I do that sometimes too... keep one for myself, and make another for the shop! Hope you have a great weekend! ;)

  2. These earrings are awesome! I would keep them too!

  3. Those earrings are so cool. They remind me of vinyl records and are very rock and roll!

  4. I really like the length of them and the wire is awesome

  5. Hey Anna, these earrings are so cool :)

    I love the copper and black combo.

    It is a bit of a pain juggling multiple stores and I wish we could managed them under one email too. Esp. when relisting takes so much time and sales so slow :(

    Ah, well, we can all live in hope.

    Have a wonderful weekend, T. :)

  6. Anna, just read your featured over at "BedBuggs" congrats it is truly a great feature, you deserve it.

    Happy Creating :) T.

  7. Great article thanks. I really enjoy reading your blog.

    I just bought this great bead guide. I wanted to share it with every other bead lover out there

  8. Thanks a lot for appreciations on my blog, and your works are so beautiful and also interesting, good luck!

  9. Oh my...those earrings look like FUN! I love copper--and I like the sassy red you added to the earrings--that made them FUN! Wonderful ideas you have.

    BTW--I'm like that too. Sometimes an idea works out so well, I have to keep it. :D

  10. I ♥ copper, it is my favorite metal, and these are simply stunning earrings! The spiral gives them a super fun feel. Didn't know we couldn't use the same email for multiple shops. Matt & I were talking about opening up a card shop on there. Hmmm, might have to rethink that now.


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