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One-of-a-Kind Art Jewelry and Wearable Art

Custom sterling silver jewelry kits, silver jewelry necklaces, earrings and more by Barbara Briggs Designs.

Barbara Briggs Designs Earrings

Because all pieces are one of kind, please be aware that a commissioned piece can differ somewhat from the original. To special order or check the availability of a piece shown here, please send inquiries to the email address at the bottom of this page. Also, check my Etsy shop - you may find something you like!


"Silence" Temple Bell Earrings

A very long time ago, when I was a just a little girl, there was a gift shop that my mother and I used to frequent.  The store, aptly named Rockledge because it was built on a cliff overlooking a picturesque waterfall, was stocked with tasteful items and curiosities: children's books (my "First Steps in Ballet" book was purchased there), gifts for golfers, cooks,  and collectors to name a few.  Among one of my mother's many sporadic purchases, was a strand of tiny bells from India called "Bells of Sarna".  I still have several bells from that strand which I found tucked away in a basket while readying my mother's home for sale.  The bells now hang from a lamp on my workbench and were my inspiration for these bronze and fine silver metal clay earrings. Thankfully they are very quiet  - I find earrings that tinkle and jangle disturbing when rattling next to my ears!  They are light weight and very comfortable to wear. Materials: Fine silver metal clay with 24k gold keum boo, sterling silver, bronze metal clay. They measure 21mm x 49 mm in length. Sold.



"Game Time" Earrings

These earrings are such fun to wear and they always solicite comments! Each sterling silver bezel is filled with jeweler's grade resin and inclusions of tiny puzzle pieces from, believe it or not, a puzzle that contains 240 pieces and measuresa miniscule 4"x 6" when put together. Other inclusions are a tiny bit of "fairy dust" (a.k.a. glitter), and flakes of artist's chalk pastel. Tiny dice dangle at the bottom. No two earrings are alike and puzzle pieces will vary in shape and color. The pair measures 20mm x 65mm. $175




"Oh, Oh, Domino"

Lightweight and novel, these asymmetrical earrings are such fun to wear. Made from a bakelite domino that I've altered by sawing in half lengthwise, one earring sports a bright red die. Both are topped with bronze disks and swing from sterling silver earwires. Sold.












"Dance, Sing, Celebrate" Earrings

Everyday is a gift and these earrings remind us to dance, sing, and celebrate! Embedded in jeweler's grade resin, I've placed that phrase in each quater-inch sized square along with tiny shards of colored glass and "celestial fairie dust" (aka glitter). Dangling at the bottom of each earring is a lovely black aurora borealis crystal teardrop. Sold




"Secrets" Earrings

Can you keep a secret? Yes? Secrets are meant to be kept and these earrings are a good reminder of that. In each sterling silver triangle I've placed the word "Secrets" and embedded it in jeweler's grade resin along with tiny glass shards and a light sprinkling of "celestial fairie dust" (aka glitter). Swinging from sterling silver earwires, just above each triangle is an amethyst colored crystal and a textured fine silver metal clay tube. I've given them a patinaed finish for an antique look. Light weight and comfortable to wear, each earring measures one-half inch in width and two inches in length. $130




"Seek Beauty in All Things" Earrings

There is so much beauty in the world! These earrings are a reminder to look for the good in everything. Each earring contains text in a small sterling silver square. Embedded in jeweler's grade resin, I've placed the words "Seek beauty" in one earring and "in all things" in its mate. A tiny mauve crystal teardrop dangles at the bottom of each earring. Comfortable and lightweight, they swing on sterling silver earwires. Each earring measures one half inch in width by two inches in length. $110for delivery.




"Flora" Earrings

Tiny colorful floral buds made of polymer clay petals swing to and fro as if dancing in the wind. An antiqued brass dangle gently swings at the bottom. Each bud measures one centimeter round. They are suspended from sterling silver ear wires and measure a little over one inch in length. You may order these in your favorite colors. Sold.

















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