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Earrings Everyday’s October theme is Harvest Moon. Here are a few pairs of earrings I have made with a moon theme:

Shine On Harvest Moon. The moon disks are made from some of my Opal Polymer Clay then dry brushed with several colors of interference acrylics. I added Basha Beads to complete them.

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Apollo 17. The next pair have great sentimental value to me. After Apollo 17, Spock and Kirk went around to all of the NASA locations to thank the workers for their help with the mission. Spock put the tiny Lunar Lander into Mother’s hand and she gave it to me, her nerd daughter.

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The Sea of Tranquility. The next pair, with matching pendant, is polymer “Ivory” with pearls. They remind me of the moon’s surface.

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Moon Shadows. The next pair have ostrich shell rounds and beads by StoneDesignsbySheila.

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Moonstones Melody. The next pair have tiny cubical moonstones and tiny pearls with baroque pearl drops.

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Red Moon Rising. The next pair have a harvest moon from my molten lava polymer clay and tiny Basha Beads.

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Once in a Blue Moon is made from marbled polymer clay.

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Thanks for going on this moon journey with me!

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Looking for the ABS Challenge? It is down three clicks! It was a month will a full heart!

This month’s challenge from Art Jewelry Elements was open to all!

http://www.artjewelryelements.blogspot.com

The editors challenged us to use components created by the editors, rescued from our stashes of beads, and to make something from them.

I found SIX items in my stash from the Art Jewelry Elements editors.

I set to work.

The first earrings I created used two of Sue Kennedy’s Shimmer Beads and paired with with snowflake charms from MayaHoney. You can find Sue’s Shimmer Beads here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/212998134/lampwork-beads-suebeads-shimmer-beads?ref=shop_home_feat_2

I bought these beads during one of Sue’s wonderful sales.

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Jen Cameron of AJE runs an amazing Art Charm Exchange and Charity Auction each fall. Jen’s shop is http://www.glassaddictions.com.

I didn’t have any of Jen’s work but I had these charms from Diana Ptaszynski BECAUSE of Jen’s Art Charm Exchange.

I swapped one of my handmade charms for these leaf charms with one of our other Art Charm Exchange artists.

You can find Diana’s stoneware leaf charms here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/211914028/stoneware-leaf-charm-pair?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=leaf%2Bcharm

Creating the many colors of yellow and tan polymer opal clay that went into the disks in these earrings brought me to a breakthrough, using golden yellow opal clay, that led to my Giverny series of polymer clay opal disks, which you can see in my shop, so I am so glad that I swapped for these.

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It is not often that I find myself almost weeping for joy when I open a parcel from an Etsy seller, but when I opened the package from Rebekah Payne with these Queen Ann’s Lace drops, I wanted to cry. They are absolutely gorgeous. I paired them with some white baroque freshwater pearls. You can find Rebekah’s drops/pendants at:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/207166341/new-color-gossamer-white-queen-annes?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=treewingsstudio&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

You will not be surprised to learn that I had three items in my stash from Kristi Bowman.

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Kristi does wonderful things with copper clay. I paired her disks with my lush female figures made up in my Azurite with Native Copper polymer clay. Kristi’s shop, KristiBowmanDesign, does not have these exact disks as I write today but you can find many other wonderful copper disks there today:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KristiBowmanDesign

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I’d been walking around Kristi’s Lotus Root Pods for some time. This challenge enabled me to make this pair of earrings. I added goldstone beads and copper beads to copper headpins to make the dangles.

This item is not available on Kristi’s shop today but you can use the url above to find something wonderful.

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Finally, I had a single heart from Kristi that I had “won” in Jen’s Art Charm Exchange in 2013. I created a pair of asymmetric earrings. I paired Kristi’s copper heart with one of the disks from my shop, Azurite in Native Copper. I topped it with a Swarovski AB topaz bead. I made the other earring with some chain maille I’d “won” in the Jen’s 2013 Art Charm Exchange. Toltec Jewels made the chain maille. I added topaz crystals to match the other earring.

You can find Kristi’s hearts in her shop today:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/176481321/handmade-copper-stained-glass-heart?ref=shop_home_active_7

So, one challenge, six pairs of earrings and the inspiration for my Giverny Opal Clay!

Here is the Waterlily Garden Opal Clay that arose when I worked with Diana’s charm:

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All of these earrings are available in my shop

http://www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com

Thanks to the AJE team for this wonderful challenge.

visit http://www.artjewelryelements.blogspot.com to see the other participants.

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Are you feeling at the end of your rope?

My dear, late friend Fr. Al Durrance used to say this: God can always be found at the end of your rope.

Al had been in the healing ministry for 56 years when he passed last July. He brought me into that ministry in 1994 and I have been privileged to see many miracles because he “got” me that day at the National meeting in Ft. Worth. He waived the “entrance” requirements for the Oder of St. Luke the Physician and inducted me on the spot. I think he knew that I would do all of the required things. I did. In fact, I have taught the course on the healing miracles of Jesus eight times already.

I made these earrings from translucent polymer clay that I kissed gently with silver/granite clay and bronze clay. Only the tiniest bit of each.

I made the silicone molds from a statue of St. Francis of Assisi. The mold for the back is just folds of his habit. See below.

I painted the recesses of the clay ovals with a silver paint and the high points with a gleaming micaceous paint.

They are gorgeous. Below you can see the “back” of one on the left.

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They are available in my Etsy shop as a special order. I can do them with hints of silver, pale gold, gold, copper or bronze in the clay. I can put in gray mica or gleaming colorless mica. Or both. I can paint the recesses with silver, gold, copper or bronze. I can paint the high spots with a super thin layer of mica in red, orange, blue, green or violet. I can use wires and lever backs to match the metallic color you have chosen to tint the clay body.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/219594218/at-the-end-of-your-rope-translucent?ref=shop_home_active_1

I’d be glad to make a pair for you. I can have them ready to ship within three days.

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Erin Prais-Hintz of Earrings Everyday (http://earrings-everyday.blogspot.com/2015/01/were-all-ears-january-inspiration.html) gives us a wonderful challenge every month.

This month the challenge was to use the new Pantone colors in earrings.

Here are the new Pantone colors:

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Marsalsa is the foundation of the 2015 Pantone Spring/Summer Palate. I used Marsala in the earrings above where I gently marbled together clays in Marsala/copper/Glacier Gray (another color in the current Pantone palette); gold and a translucent black. There is a lot of Premo “gray granite” clay in these earrings. I call them: The Flip Side of Granite.

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Pantone’s Glacier Gray plays heavily in these earrings called: “Shades of Silver”. They are very translucent and glow with bands of color when backlit.

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Pantone’s Tangerine drew me in. I created these Tequila Sunrise ladies with many shades of translucent tangerine swirled with some mica. I photographed them on a “Mexican beach”. These are also very translucent when backlit.

All are available in my Etsy shop http://www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com

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Yesterday I was photographing some of the lush, female figures that I offer as earring components in my Etsy shop at http://www.susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com.

I found my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.

I have a brick that has MEXICO stamped into it, so I decided to use it as a prop and to place the ladies at famous Mexican beaches.

I call these glorious goddesses Purple Squirrels at Playa Norte. Swirls of my blue-violet opal clay jostle with translucent violet and opaque violet clays.

A Purple Squirrel is a unique individual with the education, experience and qualifications to fill a very special job opening. I placed the Purple Squirrel at one of Mexico’s famous beaches.

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Anke at Acapulco, a pair of goddesses swirled with shades of Dutch blue.

Some of my customers carry a goddess as a pocket goddess.

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Underwater at Puerta Vallarta. Earrings in which subtle teal swirls with ivory opal clay, palest gold translucent clay and ivory pearl clay. The faceted stones are Adventurine.

If you visit my Etsy shop you can see other beach goddesses. And narwal tusks!

 

 

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Art Bead Scene ( http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com) issued a very bright challenge this month, bursting with oranges and other bright colors. I gently marbled together some golds and oranges to create these earrings, Creamsickle. They are available in my Etsy shop http://www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com.

Here is the painting we had for a prompt:

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Imagine Tomorrow’s World, an environmental poster by Friendensreich Hundertwasser. Did I mention that it was bright?

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I also created Ruby Begonia, a pair of earrings with lush, female forms in shades of translucent ruby from the painting. I topped them with genuine raw rubies. You can find Ruby in my shop.

Art Bead Scene has a new challenge: create Art Beads based on the painting. I created two:

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Volcano goddesses.

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Sunshine and Buttercups.

All are available in my Etsy Shop.

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A few weeks ago I was fooling around with my opal polymer clay. I’d mixed up batches of different colors and was mixing tiny pieces of colors together. To my delight this color way emerged. I immediately “saw” one of Monet’s paintings of his waterlily pond. I made the opal clay into earrings, pairing them with yellow freshwater pearls. These are available in my shop http://www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com.

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I put together some violet, sapphire and two greens and got Monet’s purple irises. I paired them with large, baroque freshwater pearls. Available in my Etsy shop.

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Then I mixed some violet opal bits, a little gold and two greens and came up with an opal clay that reminded me of Monet’s paintings of irises by the pond. I paired those disks with amethysts. Available in my Etsy shop.

I turned to Robert Frost for inspiration, making up earrings in wintery opal tones.

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The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep.

My shop also sells wonderful earring components for your own designs. Opal Disks: Monet, Molten Lava, Mystic Roman Glass Opals. “Mineral” Disks. And lush, female figures for earrings or pocket goddesses.

http://www.susandolphindelaney.etsy.com

 

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