I am preparing for an earring workshop for next weekend in Northern Virginia. Pulling out class samples for the students to see the variation in designs that can be done. Here they are above with just the metal armature and dangling gemstones.
blue coiled

Above are the earrings coiled with wire..


or wire-wrapped with rondelles..


and again, simply the wire form with pearl drops for a touch of elegance…On a side note, these photos were taken with the iPhone 6 camera and I can’t get over the amazing photos they take!

Jeanette Blix Ryan is a jewelry designer and instructor who teaches wire and metalworking workshops in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. She also published the Glass Art Calendar, the first glass calendar published featuring lampwork beads among the leading glass artists in the field today.


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  1. Kathleen Lange Klik on May 8, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Your class sounds awesome, wish I knew about it in advance! I’d love to learn some new earring techniques. Feel free to add me to an email list for future classes. Love the earrings in this post too!

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