Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Featured :: pjBeads

My final pair of artisan earrings use a pretty little polymer clay bead from Patricia Dugmore of pjBeads. I found Patricia's work at a bead show and spent quite a long time there just sifting through all the little bowls of beads. I was particularly taken with her polymer clay and their likeness to sea shells. These beads are her sea urchins, that I just love.

I also decided to make my own earwires. I have made one or two before, but not many. But I realized as I was making these that it really is pretty easy. And wonder why I don't make earwires more often? These earrings are available in my Etsy store.

I've really enjoyed the challenge put out by AJE this quarter, but it is time to pass the torch to a new set of participants. The team over there asked for 4 groups (one a quarter) to make a pair of earrings a week and post to their pinterest board.  So if you're interested, hop over and sign up!

15 comments:

Memories for Life said...

I immediately thought of sea urchins when I saw these! What fun beads and great earrings!

Doug van Dyke said...

That's funny, I looked at them and thought "gourds". But I can see the sea urchin too. How do you bend the wires for these? Do you use a tool akin to an electrician's conduit bender?

Bobbie said...

The sea urchin beads make me want to find some sand to sink my toes into -- it must be time for a beach trip! And the earwires look terrific.

Rochelle Brisson said...

I love Patricia's beads too! Her and I live in the same area :D
You did a great job with these earrings, just beautiful!

Christine Altmiller said...

I missed that that whole bowl was polymer. I must have been intently sorting through to see what would come home with me. These are beauties! very cool, summertime vibe. LOVE your ear wires!!!

Caron Michelle said...

Love the design of these latest earrings, absolutely gorgeous!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sweet earrings! I've been obsessed with sea urchins lately & plan to make some urchin shells (?) in polymer clay soon.

Gloria said...

Pretty soft colors in these urchins and your ear wires look good. ♥

BeadedTail said...

I love those beads and what you did with them! They are beautiful! I've been wanting to make my own earwires but am chicken. Maybe I'll try this summer. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

So delicate and so pretty!

Katherines Corner said...

these are lovely, they remind me of the sea. xo

Miss Val's Creations said...

What adorable sea urchin beads! The ear wires look beautiful. There are great ear wire making tutorials on youtube. :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Love the softness in these - both color and surface texture. Beautiful

Mama Zen said...

Those are really pretty!

Additionsstyle said...

Those are really lovely beads, and your design is fantastic. I think your ear wires are cool. You should make them more often.
Valerie
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