Saturday, December 29, 2012

This Week's Blog Post

Freeform Wire Earrings
I had some time to play around with wire! I love the look of freeform designs. These findings were made with 18 gauge sterling silver filled wire and hammered flat. Since they are for myself I used inexpensive steel ear wires!
Eventually I will get around to making findings like this for the shop!!! The various loops are great. The findings look pretty solo but all sorts of beads could be dangled to make unique earrings or pendants!

More Etsy Stuff!
My 10 year old niece is into One Direction! More fun things to shop for on Etsy! If you do not know what One Direction is, they are like the new New Kids On The Block or the new Nsync.

Niall Horan is her favorite One Direction band member.  This bracelet is from iccgiftco. It came with 2 different bands so she can change out the look with outfits!  You can find all sorts of fun bracelets here.
This Mrs. Horan 1D necklace is from Tag Soup. This is a great shop for personalized hand stamped jewelry pieces.
This unique nightlight is from Cheryls Creative Block. Each side has a different photo of One Direction! This shop also carries a variety of other fun nightlights for any obsession.
This personalized water bottle is from On Your Mind Designs.  This shop has cool tumblers, water bottles and more!
I also made her a necklace using zebra print beads. I could have sworn I took a photo of it but can't find it!!!
It is time to say Happy New Year! I hope you all have a brilliant, prosperous, happy 2013. ~Val


  1. Those earrings are great!
    I wish you a fantastic and exciting new year! Hope some of your dreams become true and you will find some new dreams for the years to come!

  2. Your earrings are fabulous, Val! They look like little dancers to me :)
    I don't know this group, but I'm sure your niece will love any of these items! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Happy New Year to you Val. My niece is a New Direction Fan so I'll share your links with her.... My blogging has been non-existent this year....A New Year's resolution required!

  4. Hi Val,
    Love the earrings! It is fun to play with wire once in a while for a change up. One Direction is a group that my niece likes too, neat gifts.
    Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  5. Val, your earrings are funky! Love them and I love all the items from Etsy! Happy New Year my friend ;o) Many blessings ;o)

  6. Funny thing I heard about One Direction a couple of weeks ago when my husband mention them to the girls I was like what is that??

    Happy New Year!

  7. Looks like some fun shopping! which reminds me ... I got a few gift cards just itching to be used! good day for shopping if I do say so myself :) Happy New Year Val!!

  8. I like the earrings. They kinda look like little people to me!
    Looks like you had fun shopping for your niece. Not sure about One Direction though, lol!

  9. Hey Val, I had never heard of this group, not surprising tho since I guess I'm not up on what the younger set listens to these days. :)

    I really love your freeform earrings, they have a happy and carefree look to them.

    Happy New Year Val, hope it is a great one for you.


  10. Your new earrings are fun! I love how each piece will be a one-of-a-kind with this style.
    I bet your niece was over the moon with her gifts!

  11. Looks like your Niece is going to be a very lucky girl! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
    Everyday Inspired

  12. Beautiful earrings. Happy New Year!

  13. Val~I have had the window to your blog opened since 7:30 this morning and am just getting to comment now. I see in the meantime you have snuck in and commented on mine. Thanks for the lovely comment on my necklace :-) I Love these Earrings you made! I fear wire and love looking at what people do with it and you did something really pretty and fun. They look like they wiggle and dance too! Happy 2013, Val!

  14. Freeform earrings are some of my favorite things, Val, and these are beautiful. I love the simplicity of them.

    I'll bet your niece was thrilled with those wonderful gifts.

    I feel so fortunate to have met you here, and I wish you and Jim a very, very Happy New Year.


  15. Beautiful earrings, Val!!! I love his creations!!
    Happy New Year, dear friend!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. You did a fabulous job on those freeform wire earrings. I'm sure they're a conversation starter. :-)


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