Time just keeps speeding by and it's already time to share another two pairs of earrings for the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge. I really haven't gotten too much made lately, but I did manage to get my earrings done. The challenge (for those of you who are unfamiliar) is to make on pair of earrings each week using at least one artisan made component or bead.
First up is a pair that's a little bigger than I normally tend to go. I used some cute little spotted lampwork beads from Michelle Bryant at The Spacer Bead Shop as my starting point. (These were more freebies from my order... I've used more of the free sets than the ones I paid for so far!) As soon as I saw this pair I knew that I wanted them to dangle from the Vintaj Bohemian Teardrop pieces I had recently purchased. I added in a mix of glass and crystal beads in colors that coordinated with those lampies to finish off my design.
My second pair is on a smaller scale size wise and once again uses lampwork from The Spacer Bead Shop... this time with a pair of beads I actually bought! I kept these pretty small and simple with the lampwork just dangling from some small TierraCast blackend hammered rings. There's a little jet crystal for a tiny bit of sparkle.