Art Jewelry Earring Challenge Reveal
Its time for another Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge Reveal. Participants have challenged themselves to make a pair of earrings every week. All of our earrings include art beads or components. Here are my new creations from the past 2 weeks.
I’ve had these ceramic ladybug charms from Golem Studio for a quite a long time. They look like they’d be so easy to design with, but for some reason, everything I tried to pair with them fell flat.
About a month ago, my friend Lee Anne, and I headed up to Tacoma to visit the Bead Factory, one of our favorite bead shops. I bought a bunch of glass rings there. I remember Lee Anne asking me what I planned to do with them. I shrugged and replied vaguely that they might come in handy for earrings. But in truth, I wasn’t sure what I would do with them, till last week.
First I tried dangling the ladybugs from red glass rings. After staring at them awhile, I decided that I liked pairing the charms with the rings, but that the red was just too garish. I tried them with the blue rings and viola! Perfect! Sometimes you just have to let your art beads hang around for a while, till inspiration or just the right accents appear on the scene. I love these earrings for fun and whimsical spring and summer wear. The “Ladybug Earrings” are available in my Etsy shop now.
Midnight Glow Earrings
The next pair of earrings I made were completely different from the Ladybug Earrings. Rather than whimsical, the “Midnight Glow Earring”s are quite elegant. I love the handmade lampwork glass headpins made by Havana Beads. My friend, Kristi Bowman tipped me off to this shop and now I’m a big fan.
I placed bluish-black shell pearls above the headpins, separated by pretty sterling silver spacers. These earrings would look great with a LBD or with jewel tones, don’t you think?
The “Midnight Glow Earrings” are now available in my ArtFire shop.
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