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Welcome to the blog hop for Weeks 27 and 28 of the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge. Every week jewelery designers feature one or more of their earring creations, which MUST FEATURE HANDMADE COMPONENTS. I named this post "Continents" when I realized I have components from North America, Africa, Asia and Australia in these two pair! (Scroll to the bottom for links to the participants in this blog hop. Earrings may also be viewed on the AJE Earring Challenge Pinterest board.)
Featuring handmade CopperClay charms from Kristi Bowman Design and handmade lamp-work leaves in crystal green by fey glass (Faye Blennerhassett), which I converted from headpins into connectors. They are hung on antiqued copper, decorative headpins from Soul of Somanya, which I shaped into ear-wires.
I made these for last week's Back and White Jewelry Challenge, Indonesian dyed, hand-carved bone components from yukidesigns on silver-filled headpins, also from Soul of Somanya, in the same decorative design as above but hung in the opposite orientation.