About Me

Hi!  My name is Ellen and I’m the owner and artist behind Elle’s Endearings in Charlotte, NC. I make my dangle earrings of a durable, yet light-weight wood base and cover them front and back with high quality paper. I hand-paint the earring edges to match the gold-filled, sterling silver, or stainless steel hardware. For protection and water resistance, I seal them with resin. I make my stud earrings with handmade cabochons. I glue the glass cabochon onto the desired paper, then glue the finished cabochon to the stainless steel bezel. 

I have always had a passion for creating things. My experience in scrap booking and card making led me to find beautiful papers. I found that making earrings was another satisfying way of using colors and patterns found in decorative papers. Hence, Elle’s Endearings was born. “Elle” is my nick name and the word endearing means inspiring love or affection. My goal is for you to enjoy your endearing pair of earrings. When I’m not creating, I love spending time with my family.  I enjoy gardening, traveling, singing, and crafting.