Autumn Haze Earrings

A dainty pair of oxidised copper wire earrings featuring vibrant orange/red agate and carnelian beads. The style is inspired by the depths of an autumnal forest scene, with crimson colours of falling leaves. The dangly style of earring droplet sways gently with movement complimenting the jaw line and neck.  This pair of elvish styled earrings are part of a set with our ‘Autumn Haze Necklace‘.


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Temporary Store Closure

Earth Balance Craft is on the move! From Saturday 22 April 2017, my webstore here at will be closed as I will be shortly moving home. You will be able to browse all of my designs, however the cart … Read More

The Making Of

View designer Nicola’s collection of work in progress photographs, behind the scenes in her craft studio, and a sneak peak at the design process of her copper wire-work crafts. To view her range of downloadable craft and jewellery tutorials visit … Read More

Creative April Showers

I love everything rain! I am truly a water baby, so whether it is the ocean, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, rain, puddles and so on, I am constantly inspired by all things watery.  Many of my copper wire-work designs use … Read More

Copper Wedding Anniversary

Hand Made Copper Gifts Each year of marriage is celebrated with the gift of a particular material or element, each being more solid and steadfast than the previous.   After your marriage has weathered quite a few years, you move into … Read More

Ocean Waves Suncatcher WIPs

Always Dreaming of the Ocean Here’s a look into my copper wire work process making this large framed ocean waves hanging window decoration. Three waves are adorned with watery gemstones and glass beads, capturing the colour palette of the sea … Read More

Bluebell Flower WIPs

Celebrating spring time bloom, I am in the process of making a bluebell hanging mobile, which will feature a variety of bluebell wild flowers in a cascading design.  View over my timelapse video below of making one of the flowers … Read More

Swirling Mist Bracelet

A hand-made oval shaped copper bracelet wrapped with oval garnet and moonstone beads, finished with a copper toggle clasp.  This delicate wire bracelet is inspired by nature, with a swirling mist over hedgerow shrubs heaving with ripe berries.  The deep shades of red garnet contrast with the watery moonstone beads and dappled coppery tones.  The copper has been oxidised to darken and polished to reveal the metallic highlights again.

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Brown Owl Feather WIPs

Inspired by my Feathery Friends Here’s a look into my copper wire work process making an 8 inch tall feather….  From the initial concept sketches, through the layers of wire construction to the finished beaded piece.  The semi-precious gemstone beads … Read More

Rivers Edge Dragonfly Suncatcher WIPS

Bringing Nature to Life with Wire Art Imagine a warm summers day, walking by a river and the sight of dragonflies and river darters buzzing around the water. This artisan suncatcher features a rich and vibrant red and orange dragonfly, … Read More

Meet the Artist Ruth Makes Jewellery

“My name is Ruth Sutcliffe. I live with my partner Jeremy (Jez) Coates and our cat Rusty in our ancient cottage (circa 1672) in the hills of West Yorkshire. After an employed working life of 36 years in administration for … Read More

Love is in the Air

The Love Tree “I see a huge climbing tree with love inscribed on wood, carved initials in a heart where true love surely stood. A couple sat beneath the tree despite the rainy weather, hugs and kisses, holding hands, spending … Read More

** From Saturday 22 April 2017 my store will be closed as I am moving premises. You will still be able to browse the store, and purchase any 'ready made' pieces from my Etsy store (click this banner). The checkout function has been temporarily disabled on this website. Back soon. Thank you! **