A Monthly Make 2012 - Ice For The Ears

Hello again! How are you?

I've been taking a break from writing blog posts for a wee while.  And it has been lovely to take a step back. I've been able to work on my new blog design and play with colour.  But as I've entered the Monthly Make 2012 challenge, and it's knocking on the end of January, I think it's only decent I share what I've made this month.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel as if my ears are burning.  To remedy this, I've designed and made some ice for the ears.  Just to cool them down. (Do you see what I did there?)

I've used sterling silver wire, lightly forged to add texture and interest, and faceted clear crystal quartz droplets.

I've been experimenting with ways of adding gemstones to my designs without any extra twists or turns of the wire.  I've managed to make the quartz crystals look like they're magically suspended.  Phew!  I love the simplicity of this design.  Even if I do say so myself.

I have a passion for clear crystal quartz.  It refracts the light beautifully.  Really sparkles and shines.  I find it fresh and uplifting.  Quartz is said to help aid the raising of energy levels.  I think that's why I love it so much.

I am repeatedly drawn to clear crystal quartz and its clarity, which I find so beautiful.  Do you have a favourite gemstone?

Do you believe in the healing properties of gemstones?


  1. Beautiful earrings and post, Emma! Are they for sale? I love crystals and am drawn to rose quartz and amethyst. Keep sparkling! Kathy

  2. The earrings are lovely, Emma. I love the play of light within crystals and your design is perfect, no interference from the wire. Any plans to make these with other crystals?

  3. Nice design. Yes, I think some gemstones have healing properties.

  4. How gorgeous would you feel wearing those lovelies in your ears. Beautiful. My favourite gemstone is Amethyst. I like the fact it's hardly there until hold it up. Just love it. Also love diamonds - anything sparkly xx. There is a giveaway over at mine Http://busybutterfingers.blogspot.com/2012/01/Pay-it-forward-giveaway.html

  5. Those are beautiful ;-) I do belive that some gem stones have healing powers if they are used correctly. dee x

  6. I love the ice cool simplicity of these earrings- you've captured the feel of the stones perfectly.
    Yes I'm sure gemstones have healing qualities and am often "drawn" to a stone without quite knowing why but guess it may be due to the body wanting something?
    Amethyst and ruby are my loves.
    Hope all is well with you

  7. Love your design - they are so elegant and lady-like! I do believe in the healing power of gemstones and crystals ( i am a hippy at heart).

    Hope you are doing well!


  8. Gorgeous jewellery again, very ice Queen. As you know, I'm a bit scathing and sceptical about anything 'wooo', but that's because it interests me really and I'd like it all to be true - ghosts to fairies to gemstone healing properties. I can far more easily believe that stones have energies than I can believe in homoeopathy, for example. But then I LOVE jewels, precious and semo-precious, so any excuse really!

    I have loads of favourites - diamonds, emeralds, milky opals, moonstone, turquoise, lapis...anything goes!

  9. Such pretty earrings Emma. I don't really know what to think of the healing powers of gemstones. It's probably because I never experienced the powers myself.

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  10. Beautiful earrings, Emma. I don't have any belief in the healing powers of crystals, but they sure are perty! Perhaps feeling beautiful when you wear something is a healing act in itself. xxxx

  11. Beautiful, simple design! I do believe in the healing properties of gemstones. If you ever do a blog post on this I would be very interested in any info!! Lovely pieces Em x

  12. gorgeous!
    I believe there are healing properties in
    just about everything.....we get to discover
    and unwrap it
    like a present.
    Even if there isn't scientific proof,
    isn't everything beautiful healing
    in some way?
    I think so:)

  13. Beautiful earrings. Simple and elegant. We know crystals channel energy from science I think for sure they must have some healing properties


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