Beach Stone Earrings
I thought I'd put together a selection of my Beach stone earrings, since I've covered the bracelets and Pendants in previous posts.
The earrings are a favourite of mine to make. Finding two almost identical pebbles is a nerdy thrill of mine! Because I know that means another cute pair of earrings will soon be in the pipeline.
Below are some of my most simple designs and that's what I love about them, this beach stone jewellery is 'straight from the beach chic'.
When looking for these tiny beach stones I am literally paddling in the surf at the shores edge. The reason for this is that the little stones are so light that they are often floating a top the surf and are deposited right at the shoreline. Because they are wet they much more easily catch my eye than the pebbles on the beach. So, they really are straight from the surf and into my studio.
Once they are safely home, I wash and lightly polish the pebbles before pairing and drilling them. Drilling beach stones is a tricky business that I will cover in a subsequent post, but some of these little stones can be super tricky to drill!
This simple design involves nothing more than adding sterling silver jump rings and earwires. I only use sterling silver ear wires in my designs as I can't wear anything else myself. I don't like the thought of putting plated metal in my ears, and increasingly people are having bad reactions to this kind of thing.
This design is very similar but also includes sterling silver grommets in the drilled holes for a more refined and polished pair.
I also like to add sterling charms to some of my designs. I think these little silver flip flops compliment the beach stones really nicely.
These pebble earrings are actually really light weight. I'm often asked if they are heavy, I guess because people expect stone to be weighty, but in actual fact they are lighter than most beaded or metal earrings of the same size. So not only are they stylish, but the only time you'll know you're wearing them is when the compliments roll in ;)
Another of my designs involve drilling into the pebbles a little way to set a stone into them. I think a little bit of bling makes a really eye catching statement, whilst not detracting from the stones natural beauty.
I think my favourite of Coast's earring designs has to be the Cairn earrings. I love making these little pebble stack beauties. There's something about the tiny round pebbles that is just really appealing. I think like most things in minature pebbles are just cuter that way!
Every stack is unique and I love matching similar beach stones needed to make a pair.
I've just added a new dangley style of earrings to Coast's range.
I'm not really one for BIG or very dangley jewellery, but love to cater for every taste.
This following style was born from a custom request for some longer dangle beach stone earrings. I'll be adding more to this collection in the near future.