I decided to try something a little outside of my normal comfort zone this month and and work with fibers. To play off the idea of the mouse's needle and thread I used waxed Irish linen. I chose little Czech glass flowers in pale pink and turquoise to mimic the fabric in Potter's illustration and knotted them onto royal blue waxed Irish linen. (If I had any pink I probably would have gone that route, but I made do with the colors that I had on hand.) I used a Czech glass cruller in deeper pink right under the ear wire to pick up the color of the thread in the picture.
At that point I thought I was going to be done, but the earrings didn't seem quite balanced. My husband thought that the threads were too long and that part looked "too skinny." To fill things out (and avoid cutting the thread off and the effort of attempting another round of even knots) I added a little daisy charm to each earring. Well, that's enough talking... here's the finished design!
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