Monday, October 31, 2011

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #275

Today's jewelry inspiration comes from me staring at several of the jewelry pieces I recently created. This bracelet is actually an experiment as I wasn't sure how it was going to look in real life.

Jewelry piece #275 is called "links and coils"

Our materials
Copper 14g

This bracelet took 1 hour and 45 minutes to create. I am so happy with the way it turned out I haven't taken it off my wrist since I took the pictures, lol! I am definitely making more :)

Here's our new bracelet

I hope your Monday has started out fabulously and for all those who celebrate it... Happy Halloween!

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #276

Earring #276 is called "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

Yesterday we (Arrested Development) had the pleasure of performing for their live show at the Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta for both their 2pm and 5pm shows. Several thousand colorful children and parents flooded the Fox ready to dance and sing. We had a blast! The entire Yo Gabba Gabba cast and crew are a bunch of wonderful folks who enjoy what they do and I'm so happy to be a part of that.

So here's to DJ Lance, Muno, Brobee, Plex, Toodee, Foofa, and the gang.

Our materials
multi color wood beads
silver ball beads
medium size memory wire

I chose these colors to represent the color of each of the main characters:
Yellow- Plex
Orange- DJ Lance
Blue- Toodee
Pink- Foofa

here's our new earrings

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #277

I call earrings #277 Geometry Girl.

Geometry wasn't my favorite subject in school, but putting these shapes and beads together puts them on my favorites list of pieces to wear!

Our materials
Wood beads

What I really like about these is that I can complete the same process and each of the pieces will look slightly different. That is the beauty of handmade items :)

Design time for these is about 20 minutes.

And here's our new earrings

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #278

Earring #278 are called "Infinity x 2" and is inspired by several of my married friends. Seeing their relationships grow stronger and blossom through the good, bad, and indifferent seasons of life helps me hold on to the day I find my special someone. So I dedicate these earrings to all my married friends and my future husband where ever you may be :)

Our materials
earthy color wood beads

These earrings took about 20 minutes to create and I'm very happy with how simple and elegant they turned out. I'm definitely making a pair for myself.

And here are our new earrings

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #279

I call earrings #279 "City Girl" inspired by a recent drive through downtown. (Sometimes you have to take a moment and appreciate where you are in that exact moment.)

Our materials
And that's it, lol

I basically cut a super long piece of copper and wrapped it around a container I have in my workspace. Then I wrapped the wire so it would hold it's shape and created a loop for the ear hook.

And here's our new earrings

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Have a fabulous day :)

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #280

I was inspired to create these earrings while I watched an episode of Project Runway. I love that show! My favorite designer for Season 9 is Anya Ayoung-Chee. I really liked the different pieces she designed and I would always watch the show to see what earrings she was going to wear next.

I enjoy blending traditional and non-traditional elements to create very unique jewelry and Earring #280 is no exception!

Our materials
peacock feathers
wine corks
suede cord
seed beads

Design time for these earrings is 1 hour and boy was it worth it all! I think these are one of the longest earrings I've created. They are 11 3/4" long but really light weight. They would look perfect with a top that falls off the shoulder, tube or halter top or dress.

And here are our new earrings

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #281

Piece #281 is dedicated to my good friend and an amazing musician, Eric Thomas. Happy Birthday!

"Elevate The Quest"

Our materials
hematite beads
Black Onyx frosted bead

Hematite is a calming stone but also offers support for your hopes, dreams, wishes, and desires by encouraging you to "reach for the sun". Hematite reminds you that the only limitations that exist are those that you place on yourself. (

I chose to make this piece a bracelet with these specific stones to symbolize a strong circle of support(hematite) centered around one special individual (black onyx) who has the power to achieve all the he desires. Go for it all!

Here's our new bracelet

To learn more about Eric Thomas and Elevate The Quest, visit

Bracelet is now available! Click here

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #282

As I made this next piece, I thought about all the people I have in my "encouragement circle". The encouragement circle is what I call my circle of friends and family that I exchange words or gestures of encouragement with. They are people I hold near and dear to me as they help me to be the woman I am.

#282 "Stay Encouraged" gemstone bracelet

Our materials

gemstone beads
jewelry chain
jewelry wire

I used gemstones because they are solid natural rocks - just like my friends :)
Design time for this is about 15-20 minutes.

And here's our new bracelet

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #283

This beautiful jewelry piece was pulled from the Earjeans vault to finally be released. I wrapped each of the beads with non tarnish jewelry wire and then used a sterling silver chain and clasp for the necklace. The earrings are small enough to wear in the office and the bracelet fits most sizes as it stretches for an easy fit.

Jewelry piece #283 "Frosted Jewelry Set"

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Have a fabulous day :)

Tasha LaRae

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #284

My beautiful younger sister joined in on the "Thrifty gal" fun for our next jewelry creation!

So here she is, modeling a super cute top/dress before I cut it up.

Our materials
1 cute top from the thrift store
a pair of silver tear drop jewelry findings

Design time for these is about 25 minutes. These earrings are very light weight and a lot of fun to wear.

and here they are...

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Have a fabulous day :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #285

Earrings #285 are called "Spiral girl" copper earrings.

I dedicate these to everyone woman who feels like sometimes they are just going in circles!

Our materials
Copper wire (20g and 14g)

I was inspired by my own personal feelings when I created these lovelies. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the "doing" of life that we don't take time to relax, reflect, and re-evaluate what we do from day to day-making sure we're in line with our goals.

The design time for these was about 20 minutes and completing them really helped me to calm my feelings.

So here they are

If you feel yourself "going in circles" take a moment to relax and breathe. We can't do everything at once but we can accomplish anything one step at a time. Be patient with yourself and enjoy your journey of life every step of the way.

Peace and Love,

Tasha LaRae

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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Earjeans 365 Collection: #286

Our jewelry inspiration for this next piece comes from my recent trip to the thrift store.

After cleaning out the closets in my house, I made a trip to donate my unwanted items to the thrift store a few blocks away from my house. Dropping off several bags of stuff, I then walked up and down the isles for "stuff" to take home, ha!

There was one outfit that jumped out and yelled, "Please re-incarnate me into Earjeans" :) (OK, maybe I exaggerated that a little but you get the idea)

So Earrings #287 are called "Thrifty Gal"fabric earrings
But before I get started with the materials, here are a few fun shots of me wearing this 2-piece ens amble before giving it new purpose.

OK, here we go!

Our materials:
groovy pair of pants
gold beads

The first style of earrings I saw this fabulous print as were the 3 layered skirted fabric earrings. Once I completed them I knew I was going to be making more for myself, lol!

So here they are in all their glory :)

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The Earjeans 365 Collection: #287

Our next piece is dedicated to everything and every one in your life that stays constant, dedicated, and committed. We all know that these 3 words only apply to a small percentage of our life as it is in the very nature of things to change.

Jewelry piece #287 is called the "Fashionably Faithful" jewelry set.

Our materials:
Black seed beads
Black glass beads

You can never go wrong with black, right? This set is a great piece to add to any jewelry collection as it is a great "go to" piece when you want simple elegance with just the right touch of style. I made the necklace a little longer so you can wear it as a single strand or a double.

And here's our new jewelry set

Click here to learn more about this set on etsy.

See you tomorrow!