Growing up near the Pacific coast, my fascination with tide pools dates back to childhood vacations on the ocean. There is an entire ecosystem in each little puddle and pool.
Sea stars (aka starfish) usually have 5 arms, but sometimes we’d find sea stars with a many more arms than that.
The many colored sea anemones look like strange plants, but are actually animals that attach themselves to rocks and shells. They wave their tentacles when the tide is in and close up when the tide is out. If you accidentally step on one, it will squirt water!
Tide pools are also home to shellfish, such as mussels, limpets and barnacles. Any kid who has ever clambered around on rocky tide pools in flip flops can tell you how viciously a barnacle can cut your foot, if you slip on some slick seaweed!
I can not imagine living far from the sea. It’s where I go when I need council, comfort or serenity.
Which it to say that I love this month’s Earrings Everyday Tide Pools theme. The earrings I made would be great to wear at the beach. But I know that I’d wear them lots of other times, just to bring a bit of the beach into my everyday life.
The beautiful blue lampwork beads are handmade by Sue Kennedy of Sue Beads. There is a lovely trailing of fine silver around these beads, which accents the sterling silver starfish that I dangled below them.
The Silver Starfish Earrings are available in my shop: Linda Landig Jewelry. To see my entire Surf and Sand Collection go here: Surf and Sand Collection
This is a blog hop. To see everyone else’s tide pool inspired earrings, head over to Earrings Everyday, to get the links.
Love your earrings Linda!
Beautiful earrings! They would be perfect everyday earrings for any beach lover.
Utterly versatile! A person could wear these every day from April 1 to September 30.
Beautiful! Sue’s lampwork beads are perfect for this inspiration and I love those tiny starfish!
Those are gorgeous lampwork beads, such a lovely colour and they go so well with the silver accents. Graceful and stylish…xx
Beautiful earrings. I love the pretty aqua beads and those sweet starfish charms
Beautiful lamp work beads… Oh my god the little starfish bead looks very cute…
The colors of the critters in your fist photo remind me of the tide pools I’ve seen. I’m not lucky enough to live by the ocean, but I am lucky to have visited the coast a few times. Your earrings are a perfect wear every day design. I love that shade of blue paired with the silver starfish. Gorgeous.
Beautiful!!! Love the color of the lamp work bead with those adorable starfish! Just perfect.
Love the charms and blue beads! Beautiful!
Lovely earrings! I always appreciate your jewelry designs!
I Thought those looked like Sue Beads, gorgeous pairing!
Beautiful! I really love the blue. It is a soothing color. And with the silver, it really accents the star fish. Great Job!
That blue is the color I think of when I think of the Gulf of Mexico. Those cute little starfish and the fine silver dots work perfectly together. I am so glad that you played along this month! Check back on July 3rd for the next We’re All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Enjoy the day! Erin