Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Earrings in Stringing Magazine


These are one of the 2 pairs of earrings that I have in the current (Spring) issue of Stringing Magazine.  These are made from my ceramic leaves.  They are not exactly matched which I like.  The color, shape and the silver plated pewter leaves are all the same, the floral pattern on the leaves is different.  Not so easy to notice when someone is wearing them. Those sweet  leaf charms are from Fusion Beads
The other pair of earringsI have in Stringing Magazine  feature lampwork beads handmade by Cindy Gimbrone.  I purchased these from her a while back.  I have quite a few of her glass beads.  They are beautiful and the craftmanship

is top notch.                       
Those cool brass findings are from Michaels.  I combined several kinds of findings to make the earrings.  The beads are wire wrapped with ball end  head pins that I made.  They call those large loops jump rings and they are very easy to open and close.  In fact,they close tightly enough that not much can slip out of them.  Those little cups that cradle Cindy's glass beads could also be used for resin, I am thinking.  The brand of these findings at Michaels is called Forged and they are made by Plaid.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful earrings, and congratulations on your Stringing feature!

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  2. Congratulations on being featured in Stringing Magazine. Your beads are on my wish list....

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  3. Congrats on Stringing! Those are both great earrings. I love the fact that you can find some of these findings commonly at Michaels or such. Proves that you can make magic when you just add an art bead (like yours). Enjoy the day! Erin

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  4. Congratulations!! These are wonderful, no wonder! :) I also tend to gravitate to the local craft store for supplies, so this is great to see!

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  5. Hi Sharon, Thank you for sharing in my excitement to be published in Stringing Mag. My first time.

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  6. Hi Regina, I am so pleased to be on your wish list. And thanks so much for the congrats on Stringing.

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  7. Hi Erin, You are so kind to take the time to write in and talk about my work. And yes, I think more and more that the magic comes from our hand made beads, findings and jewelry. There is nothing like it. And it is so satisfying to be the maker of some of it.

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  8. Congratulations! I, too, love how you took items from various places and tied them all together. You can find magic everywhere!

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