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Monday, March 31, 2014

Here Come the Lilacs!

It's spring, and soon the lilacs will be blooming.  So I decided to make my JCUIN (Jewelry Creators Unite In Numbers) collection this month in that same color.  Once I started looking for items to include, I had to add orchid as well.  There were so many items I wanted to include, that I had to share a few more of them here.

Purple Lilac Flower Beads Coin Jewelry Making Supplies Handmade
Handmade Lilac Beads by Blue Morning Expressions

These polymer clay lilac beads are soooo cute!  Purple lilacs with green leaves, grass, and white picket fences.  They are handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions, and she has many more unique, original beads where these came from.

Amethyst Heart Hoop Earrings, Sterling Filled Earrings, Valentines Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry, Febuary Birthstone Heart Earrings, For Her
Amethyst Heart Hoop Earrings by Maggie's Jewelry
I am intrigued by these amethyst heart hoop earrings.  I think they are really cool, and I would like to see what they look like on.  It looks like Maggie of Maggie's Jewelry shaped the silver filled wire into the heart shapes and then wire-wrapped all the little faceted amethyst beads on.  A very romantic design indeed!

Shades of Purple and Cream Hand Woven Cuff Bracelet
Woven Cuff Bracelet by Irish Expressions
Being a huge fan of these bracelets by Elizabeth of Irish Expressions,  I just had to include this one.  This purple and cream hand woven cuff bracelet is made of thousands of tiny seed beads.  It is finished off with a multi-strand sterling silver clasp.

New Born  Purple Headband With Flowers
Newborn Headband by Wyvern Designs
It's not jewelry, but this newborn headband with flowers was just too darn cute not to share.  It is handmade by Wyvern Designs, and features fabric flowers in shades of lilac, purple and yellow with faux pearls.  

Spiral Aurora Borealis Handmade Earrings Czech Rainbow Beaded Jewelry

Spiral Aurora Borealis Earrings by Shadow Dog Design

I couldn't resist these lilac colored aurora borealis spirals in these Spiraling Rainbows earrings.  They are handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Design.  They seem very mystical and, since they have an AB coating, the colors change with the light.  However, they apparently photograph as lilac, that was perfect for my theme this month!

Purple Black Earrings Vintage Lucite Hoops Sterling Ear Wires Handmade
Lucite Hoop Earrings by Shanghai Tai

Last are these unusual lilac and black dangling hoop earrings by me, available at my studio, Shanghai Tai.  They feature large, vintage lucite hoops attached to sterling french wires by large sterling twist jump rings.  They are a new twist on a retro look. 

I hope you enjoyed this little spring preview.  You may also want to visit my Lilac and Orchid collection.  Hopefully we will have the real lilacs soon!  


  1. Love the colors! Any shade of purple makes me happy, probably because it feels like Spring. Thanks for including my new born flower headband in your wonderful post! Will share.

  2. I agree with Nancy about loving the colors you chose. It reminds me of the violets that used to carpet the forest floor when we lived in Virginia. Thank you for including my spiral earrings. They photographed many different colors depending on the angle of the light, but that's my favorite pic because of the lilac. Thanks, again, Roxanne!

  3. I just love lilacs! thank you for including my lilac beads :) I cannot wait for the lilacs to start blooming. Shared your post.