Earrings Everyday April Challenge

Take Flight 

Welcome to the We’re All Ears blog hop!  Once a month, Erin Prais-Hintz posts a picture on the Earrings Everyday blog to inspire our earring designs and then on the third Friday of the month everyone shares what they have created.

This month’s inspiration is a beautifully staged photo from the Pottery Barn.

Skylark table setting from the Pottery Barn

As usual, the first thing that I loved about this photo was the rich colors:  olive-green, brown, and yellow.  Swoon!  After I recovered from my color swoon, I noticed the bird on the plate and how that shape is echoed in the bowl that holds the olive oil.

So here’s what I came up with:

Handmade bird and flower earrings bu Linda Landig Jewelry

Take Flight earrings

The ceramic connectors are the creation of Marti Conrad of Marti’s Buttons-n-Beads. I love glaze on Marti’s connectors.  It’s not just a solid green, there are flecks of blue and brown too.  It makes them much more interesting  than just a flat green color.

Handmade Summer flower earrings by Linda Landig

Take Flight earrings

The birds used to have 2 loops each, but my wire cutters and a file solved that problem!  The flowers pick up the silver tones of the silverware in the Pottery Barn picture.  I’ve never seen a silvery coating on beads quite like what these flowers have and I always gravitate toward unique finds! The slightly whimsical striped yellow beads bring in the yellow tones on the bird and in the base of the drinks.

The Take Flight earrings are available in my Etsy shop now.

One of a kind earrings by Linda Landig Jewelry

Take Flight earrings

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!

I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry – ArtFire 
Linda Landig Jewelry – Etsy

Love This Lilac!

These beautiful beads arrived in the mail last week from Marti Conrad.

lilac ceramic beads and flower drops

Beads from MartiC

The tear drop-shaped flower dangles are sooo beautiful and the 3 sided ceramic beads fascinated me.  I’ve never quite seen a shape like this before and I am constantly on the look-out for unusual beads. When people tell me “Your jewelry is so unique”;  I always reply that, that is one of my goals!

The flower beads were even prettier in person than they were online, so I had to get to work right away.

handmade lilac flower earrings

Lilac Flower Earrings

I tried out the 3 sided beads with a couple of different yellow accent beads until I arrived at a nice balance of texture and size.  The colors remind me of the tall purple irises that bloom in our garden in the spring.  They have beautiful yellow “throats” that look amazing with the purple.

handmade lilac and yellow ceramic flower earrings

Lilac Flower Earrings

The  Lilac Flower Earrings would be fun to wear all spring and summer, but frankly, I’d also wear them during our long grey winters, too, just to brighten up my day!