Spiral Nerite Earrings
This month’s inspiration is a beautiful photo of Zigzag Nerite Shells. Isn’t nature amazing?
I love the deep, rich red in these shells and wanted to be sure that was a dominant part of my design. Next I dug through my black bead stash, but somehow none of those beads seemed “just right”. They all just looked sort of ho-hum with the red beads I’d selected.
My next thought was to pair the red beads up with some copper, at which point I spotted these cool artisan spirals that I’d purchased quite some time ago. The copper spirals were a perfect way to echo the spiral form of the snail shells! Now that I’d found a “theme”, the rest was easy. I made spiral headpins out of patina’ed copper wire and bent the spirals upward so they made a spiral at the center of the red beads. I made a triple wrapped loop at the tops of the beads and attached them to the copper spirals.
Now comes the fun part. Click on the little frog picture at the end of this post to get links to all the challenge participants or simply go to Earrings Everyday for all the links. Then visit everyone’s blogs to see the wonderful earrings they have created!
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