Making Earrings

I never used to enjoy making earrings –  probably because they are small, cramp up my hands and strain my eyes- and yet, I never leave the house without a pair dangling from my ears.  I feel somehow undressed or half naked without earrings.

Ever since I wrote my tutorial on creating beaded earrings, I can’t stop making them –  Ideas just keep popping into my head.  I’ve finally decided that earrings do not have to be complicated little structures to be attractive.

I’ve always admired the beautiful, intricate wire worked pieces by other artisans who could work with such tiny elements and spaces.  I felt intimated by their artistry.  My own designs seemed so amateurish and inadequate in comparison.  Well, I think I’ve overcome that, for now anyway.  So here are some of my  earring creations.  Hopefully, I’ll still like them a week from now. 

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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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8 Responses to Making Earrings

  1. Your earring designs are wonderful and you definitely have no need to feel inferior to anyone! Like you, I never leave home with earrings on (and usually a bracelet or two). Sometimes I get into a pattern where earring designs come easily and I can whip them out quickly and other times, I struggle for hours with just one pair! Oy vey! Anyway, keep up your great work. I love reading your blog posts! ^_^

  2. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Diane for your ever encouraging words. Your earrings, bracelets, necklaces and photography are always awesome!

  3. Your earrings are fabulous, Zoraida! If you don’t like them a week from now, will be glad to give you my address! LOL! Happy earring-making 🙂

  4. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Catherine!! I’ll keep that in mind.

  5. Your earrings are wonderful, Zoraida! (I’m an earring junkie too, so I should know.) 🙂 I love your handmade “headpins” and the interesting combinations of beads + other components you use together. I found your slideshow mesmerizing.

  6. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you, Rena! What wonderful comments! I’m so happy you like my earrings and found my slideshow “mesmerizing”. Thanks for reading my post.

  7. Torque Story says:

    Zoraida, I featured some of your earrings on my blog this week. I didn’t know your blog/email address to contact you, but Rena Klingenberg supplied it in the comments section. Please check out the Jan. 23 entry at:

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