Monday 2 November 2015


Hello there,
It's been a while since I posted here on my blog. Lots of things are going on in my private life at the moment, so my activity in social media unfortunately suffers. Still I am so happy for the moments when I get around making jewelry. Some of you might have noticed I am now a proud member of the Earrings Everyday blog. I post there regularly twice a month. Please check out some new earrings I've made over the last couple of months.

Rustic ochre/mustard/saffron patinated chain links - MissFickleMedia
Perky opaque apple green glass rounds
Vintage Swarovski pale sky blue facetted drops
Messy wrapped oxidized copper wire
Handmade oxidized earring hooks

Porcelain charms with a shell/fan motif -  RoundRabbit
Newspaper Jasper heishis
20 gauge heavily oxidized copper wire
Handmade earring hooks - MetalFuze

Turquoise thistle motif (or is it pine?) polymer clay coin shaped beads - BeadsByEarthTones
Handmade oxidized silver ear hooks - JNicLoft
Turquoise picasso three-cut czech glass beads
Turquoise waxed linen cord

The cute blue rhombic ceramic dangles came in a gift package from someone - I am a little bit unsure who it was, but I believe it was HappyFish.
The other beads are a mix of ethnic beads, seed beads and czech glass.

Violet patinated hammered copper rings - MissFickleMedia
Aventurine irregularly squared plates
Purple electroplated hematite square heishis and saucer beads
Handmade oxidized copper earring hooks and head pins

All my best,
Malin de Koning

Tuesday 11 August 2015

New Earrings and guest posting at Earrings-Everyday

I've had the honor of being invited twice recently to do guest posts on Earrings Everyday Blog. For the posts I've created some new earrings, that I haven't yet shown here. Here they are:

Ceramic links - Scorched Earth
White enameled curvy discs - PaintingWithFire
Silver ear hooks (oxidized) - E2SSupplies

Beaded beads - Malin de Koning
Rustic olive coloured pearls
Long flower patterned patinated brass dangles - Mary Dodd/MissFickleMedia
Copper ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain
Oxidized copper wire

Cognac coloured rustic pearls
Electroplated hematite facetted square heishis
Rust coloured greek ceramic cog washers
Rustic Tin Works Caps Pins - CrowsCacheSupplies
Silver ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain

Electroplated hematite saucer beads
Bronze and swirly polymer clay bead - HumbleBeads
Bronze polymer bicone bead with edge pattern - GracefulWillow
Green and yellow drop shaped rustic pearls
Copper ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain
Oxidized copper wire

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the earrings in this post.

All my best,

Thursday 30 July 2015

Today's guest blogger on Earrings Everyday

I am very honored to be todays guest blogger on the great site Earrings Everyday. It's a blog totally dedicated to earrings. The regular contributors are a bunch of lovely and super talented ladies whose work always inspire me.

Head over now and see what I have done for the post of today.

All my best,

Friday 10 July 2015

Bracelet and Earrings

Art beads and handmade components:
Silver drop shaped links - DaisyChain 
Rustic Tin Works caps - CrowsCacheSupplies
Silver ear hooks (oxidized) - RubyMountain

Art beads and handmade components: 
Ceramic bead - Mari Carmen Rodrigez Martinez

Art beads and handmade components: 
Turquoise Drop shaped ceramic charms - HappyFish
Copper (oxidized) earrings hooks - RubyMountain

Art beads and handmade components: 
Arrow shaped ceramic charms - HappyFish
Copper (oxidized) earrings hooks - RubyMountain

All pieces are available for purchase. Please contact me if you are interested. malindekoning[at]

All my best,
Malin de Koning

Monday 22 June 2015

Some New Bracelets

Art Beads and Handmade components by HumbleBeads and Malin de Koning

Art Beads and Handmade components by RoundRabbit and Malin de Koning

Art Beads and Handmade components by DaisyChain and MarlasMud

Art Beads and Handmade components by SomethingToDo, MissFickleMedia and Malin de Koning

Art Beads and Handmade components by DaisyChain

Tuesday 19 May 2015

3 new bracelets

Art beads and handmade components:
Mustard yellow ceramic clasp with saffron patinated toggle - Karen Totten
Pale blue and bronze polymer clay bead - GracefulWillowBeads

Other beads and components:
Rustic carved bone beads
Pale blue waxed linen cord

Art beads and handmade components:
Large etched glass ring - OutWest
Maroon ceramic rose bead - Gaea Ceramics
2 maroon round ceramic beads - Gaea Ceramics
Hammered copper toggle - Malin de Koning

Other beads and components:
Raw brass heart chain
Magenta waxed linen cording

Art beads and handmade components:
Bird and nest polymer clay clasp with copper toggle - HumbleBeads

Other beads and components:
Speckled oval acrylic beads
Forest green serpentine rounds (semi-precious stone)
Waxed linen cord

All three bracelets are for sale. Contact me if you are interested: malindekoning[at]

All my best,
Malin de Koning

Sunday 3 May 2015

My jewelry is now for sale at Larssons Lada

Today is the first day some of my jewelry will be able to buy at Larssons Lada. All the pieces contain Art Beads.

Larssons Lada is a very charming shop set up in an old barn near Taxinge Slott in Nykvarn about 40 minutes drive from Stockholm city. It is run by Madde and Sara, two charming ladies. They sell clothes, interior objects and now also my jewelry. Everything they sell is hand picked by themselves. You will find a lot of great and unique items. There is also a small cafe and an exhibition hall in the barn. You can check out their FaceBook page here


Friday 1 May 2015

Stacked Earrings Challenge #3

Welcome to round 3 of the Stacked Earrings Challenge. We are 5 designer friends and bead nerds who take turns in sending each other a set of beads. (Rebecca Anderson, Leah CurtisClaire LockwoodHeidi Post and me Malin de Koning.) From the set we shall make earrings in the stacked style. At least three of the beads from the set shall be used in each pair. These are the simple rules we set up. 

This time it was Leah Curtis who sent the beads. Oooooohhhhhhh just look at them!! Such lush colours, fun shapes and lovely gems. 
If you know my design style you would know that often I am attracted to colours and bold shapes, but for some reason I ended up using more of the beads in the right side of the image this time. Something about the colors and the sizes. I don't have all that much of that in my own stash, so I guess they were more unusual, and hence more fun, for me to work with. Challenge :-). 

1. My first pair, I love those small ridged wooden or clay beads or whatever they are. I combined them with the white flowers and the red flowers from Leahs's set. From my own stash I added the brass head pin and the brass square profiled rings.

2. I really like the irregular effect of the amber/topaz coloured chips together with the side drilled iridescent purple discs. I also used the pale purple round gems, the even smaller turquoise rounds and the little transparent drops. The copper and brass coloured mushroom shaped polymer clay bead is made by Shannon German of MissFickleMedia. The beaded bead is one of my own from the beaded beads craze I had a couple of years ago.

3. Those dark metal links I just had to use. A very unusual type of component for me. It took me a while to figure out how I wanted them to hang from the hooks. What would work well and look good? I ended up creating those horse shoe links myself. I really like creating my own components, it happens way too rarely for some reason. I think I need my studio more suitably set up for metal work. The mini garnets are just adorable. And at the bottom hanging the brown stone drops from Leah's set.

4. I used the beautiful facetted gem lentils (what are they?) from Leah's set, two of the mini garnets, some of the metallic seed beads and the brass bells. The stoneware clay beads with seaside-ish motifs are by BHClaySmith.

5. The purple transparent discs together with pink rhinestone washers from my own stash create almost a space ship like shape. Metallic seed beads from Leah and myself.

Check out all of us here:

  • Rebecca Anderson - SongBead
  • Leah Curtis - Beady Eyed Bunny
  • Claire Lockwood - Something To Do With Your Hands
  • Heidi Post - Ex Post Facto
  • Malin de Koning - Beading By Malin de Koning

  • All the earrings are for sale, please contact me if you are interested in any of them. malindekoning[at]

    All my best,
    Malin de Koning

    Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Stacked Earrings Challenge #2 ...

    ... with beads from Claire Lockwood

    In January I asked four jewelry designer friends (Rebecca AndersonLeah Curtis, Claire Lockwood and Heidi Post) if they wanted to join me in a small stacked earrings challenge. The reason being simply because I was longing for some inspiration around stacked earrings. I wanted it to be a small and intimate kind of thing. If you want to read more about the background and see the result of round #1 here's the link. All of us thought it was so nice so we decided to continue, and take turns sending each other small bead sets. This is round #2. Welcome!

    Claire sent a fun and inspiring set of beads very much right down my alley. I was particularly attracted to part of the color scheme of pale beige-greens and pinks. And as you will see I used those colors a lot in my earrings. From my own stash I picked more beads that would match and fit into the same color category. In three of my designs I also added an attractive hyacinth type red. 

    Group picture of the 6 earrings I made. I followed the original rules and used three beads from Claire's lot in all of them apart from the ones furthest to the right, which only contain two of Claire's beads. They are also the only ones which contain Art Beads.

    The first pair I made. With only beads from Clair's lot. I added the oxidized copper wire and the ear hooks.

    Claire sent two pairs of buttons. I don't often use buttons in my own jewelry, although I really like when others do. I want the buttons to not look so much as buttons as simply just beautiful components that add something to the design. I decided to give it a go and chose to build a design from the button pair with two holes. You see them (white) at the top. From Claire's lot comes also the transparent kind of icy looking large holed glass spacer beads. As do the pale pale green-beige round bone beads. The pink-brownish coin beads are two holed ones. The red facetted beads are vintage Swarovski ones with a very beautiful sparkle to them. The overall look is bohemic/rustic, but with a touch of class at the bottom.

    In Claire's lot the green and whithe plastic beads where the ones that first caught my eyes. So pretty and special. I combined them with the green leaves and the milky cream spacer beads.

    Three beads are from Claire, except the hyacinth red faceted ones and the pale green-grey matte washers. Lots of messy wire wrapping :-).

    These earrings are really long, as you can see in the group picture above. Not heavy at all however. I picked some beads from my own stash that resembled ones from Clair lot, as I started to run out of ones that I was really inspired by and wanted to use. The fantastic magenta and grey-silvery patterned polymer clay beads are a recent acquisition, made by Claire Maunsell of StillPointWorks, a favorite Art Bead maker of mine.

    The white flowers, the grey wooden rounds and the small silvery beads are from Claire's lot. White flowers stacked on brass wheel/snowflake spacers and patinated bone discs. These are very sweet and I've already worn them myself a couple of times.

    Thank you so much Claire for a very fun round with very inspiring beads! 

    Check out all participants here:

  • Rebecca Anderson - SongBead
  • Leah Curtis - Beady Eyed Bunny
  • Claire Lockwood - Something To Do With Your Hands
  • Heidi Post - Ex Post Facto
  • Malin de Koning - Beading By Malin de Koning

  • Next inspirer out for round #3 will be Leah Curtis.

    All the earrings in this post are for sale. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. malindekoning[at]

    All my best,

    Wednesday 11 February 2015

    And more earrings

    A new Stacked Earrings Challenge reveal is coming up soon. This time the beads (really lovely ones) are picked by Claire Lockwood. The date isn't decided yet, but until then I am still making even more earrings on the side of the challenge. The reason why I am not making any other types of jewelry lately is basically that my studio and my work table is so unbelievably and incredibly messy, so there is literally no space for me to work on. Hence the smallest jewelry objects are the ones I can at least manage to still put together. In all that mess there are both necklaces and bracelets just waiting for that final touch before they are ready. I really really must clean up in there any day soon.

    Anyway, here are a three new earrings:

    I really like the mix/meeting of the rustic and the sparkly in these ones.
    • Green ceramic pods on wire (head pins) by Marsha Neal
    • Vintage Swarovsky celadon green rounds (there is lovely luxurious sparkle to them which is not quite captured on this photo)
    • Beaded beads by myself
    • Sterling silver ear wires, heavily oxidized

    I call these ones Arabian Nights. I come to think of a belly dancer in an Arabian night club from some old movie.
    • Turquoise, brass color and black polymer clay beads by GracefulWillowBeads
    • Facetted black glass
    • Brass and silvery beads, findings and ear hooks

    These ones I made a couple or so months ago. A very fruity feeling to them don't you agree.
    • Yellow faceted pods by Barbara Bechtel of SecondSurf (one of my absolute favorite Art Bead makers)
    • Beaded beads by myself
    • Copper findings and ear hooks
    All three pairs are for sale. Please contact me if you are interested. malindekoning[at]

    All my best,

    Friday 30 January 2015

    Stacked Earrings Challenge

    I invited four dear friends in the international online beading community to join me in a Stacked Earrings Challenge. The reason being simply only a lust for an inspiration boost by some designers I really like.
    Dear Ladies, 
    Would you be interested in a small humble earrings challenge arranged by me? The idea is that I give each of us the same set of beads. Beads that I believe would be nice to use in earrings. Nothing exclusive, and no art beads. Just a group of different beads that I myself believe can be used in fun and interesting ways in earrings in a stacked style.

    Over the last few months or so I have been particularly fascinated in stacked designs in earrings. So most of the beads I have picked are of that nature. I am only including the beads, no hooks or studs, or fibers or other components.

    I love the way all of you design, and I find a lot of inspiration in looking at your jewelry. I am longing to see how we all use the same things but in different ways. I am thinking we could all make at least one pair of earrings, but hopefully more. And that we are free to add our own extra beads and/or other components, if we at least use three (3) of the beads from my set in each design. How does that sound?


    Here's the set of beads. I did not use all of them myself. For instance I tried several things with those shiny silvery beads, but was never happy with what I created. As well as for the milky white flower disks. I am really looking forward to see if any one else managed to use them in a creative and/or attractive way. And I am longing to see all of your designs and be inspired by them.

    I created 5 pairs of earrings.
    I didn't do all my designs exactly the way as what I had had in mind myself in the first place when I put this challenge together. But that is the beauty of it all I think. Self-surprise! Is that even a word? Well, I guess it is now ;-).

    My first pair. A bead stack hung from a pair of sparkly links (SmittenBeads) and oxidized silver ears hooks.

    If you are already familiar with my design style, you might already have noticed that I am very fond of messy wire wrapping. In the two following earrings I didn't only use the technique/style for the assembling, but also for making whole components on their own. That was fun, and I am sure I will keep playing around with that.

    The stacking in these ones consists of the three wood beads on top of each other. I made the fabric links myself with recycled sari silk and two different gauges of oxidized copper wire. A heavier one for the inside, and a thinner one for the wrapping around. I think they turned out rather attractive. A soft bohemic style to them. Oxidized copper ear hooks.

    Back to a combo of many different beads stacked on top of each other. I made the messy wire wrapped circular dangles/charms myself. I will definitely continue doing such things. Fun to do/make and a very versatile way to use in my designs. Rustic and bohemic. Oxidized copper ear hooks.

    Was this cheating? I don't care, because I really like the way they look. I only stacked three stripey seed beads (and not different beads combined). Using a ball head pin for the wire wrapped link. Hung two patinated copper charms by MissFickleMedia. Oxidized copper ear hooks.

    Oh, and another cheating one perhaps ;-). I only stacked two beads (not three). I do have more of those gold painted square wooden beads, and I could easily have used three or more. But somehow I liked this better, so … looks goes before rules. At least in my book of design. Patinated copper dangles/charms by lovely MissFickleMedia. And oxidized copper ear hooks.

    Here again are the links to the other participants in this challenge. Hop on over to their blogs and check out many fun, exciting and lovely designs for earrings. :-)

  • Claire Lockwood - Something To Do With Your Hands
  • Leah Curtis - Beady Eyed Bunny
  • Rebecca Anderson - SongBead
  • Heidi Post - Ex Post Facto
  • Malin de Koning - Beading By Malin de Koning

  • All my best,

    Friday 23 January 2015

    Hi again - Earrings

    Here are some new earrings I've made.

    Art beads:
    Verdigris green patinated chain - MissFickleMedia

    Art beads:
    Verdigris green patinated round copper beads - MissFickleMedia
    Large white polymer clay pods - SomethingToDoWithYourHands

    All my best,