Thursday, November 5, 2009

Elven Inspirations - Ear Cuffs and Ear Wraps

I'm all ears Part 2 of 2
Karla of Thyme2dream on Artfire takes ear cuffs and ear wraps to a whole new level.  Her gorgeous designs are beautifully embellished with beads and wire work. Each one has been hand forged to fit ears just so. They are perfect for those who for whatever reason don't have pierced ears. Even if you do, adding her creations to your stud or dangle earrings will surely make everyone go wow!

Her ear pieces are designed to either go around the whole ear or are attached on the side of the ear. Looking at the design below, I don't think anyone need pierce their ears just to be able to wear earrings.



Karla also has simpler designs for those who like them them that way:


She says  "I make jewelry for discerning fae and elven folk, and have recently discovered that humans fancy it as well." I think the humans not only like them but find them inspiring.

Karla's work shows her passion and her muse as she is clearly a Tolkien and fantasy fan. One exceptional piece from her shop is this gorgeous Art Nouveau Elven wedding headpiece. The inspiration came from her love of the work of Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha and a client's request for a head piece loosely based on the crown the Elven Princess Arwen wore in the last scene of Peter Jackson's The Return of the King. If you're a Tolkien fan, do check out her Rivendell collection and other faerie pieces. 



Karla has also recognized and capitalized on a niche market for she has a fun pirate ear wrap section for make believe buccaneers who definitely don't have pierced ears!


Check out what new with Thyme2dream on Karla's blog.
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11 comments :

Azure Islands Designs said...

Aren't these fun...I bought a pair of earrings before I began making jewelry in Florida. They were actually pierced earrings but they went up the side of the ear a bit...much more delicate than these but pretty just the same!
Since then I thought I would try to make something similiar but never got around to it...:0)
Cheers

Sheridan Joslin said...

Isn't she fantasic? We both belong to the Etsy Wire Artisans Guild and I have the pleasure of seeing lots of her work, which is nothing short of magical.

Gabriel Girl said...

Really beautiful and unique! I could see sporting a simple little cuff...what a neat idea.

Bev's Jewelry said...

Those are very pretty though I still can't wrap my ear around the idea for me. (Pun intended)

Lisa Crone said...

These are wonderful!! Such creativity is a great thing to see! :)

Rada said...

Beautiful! Nice to see so different and so creative thing.

BetteJo said...

How fun!

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Now there's a unique idea for adorning your ears without putting anymore holes in your head! :-)
-Stephanie

Rialeath said...

amazing :) i love her works i shall try something of this sorts :D

Anonymous said...

can we buy these?

The Beading Gem said...

Oh yes! Just visit Karla's store - http://www.artfire.com/users/thyme2dream

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