Friday, March 20, 2015

We're All Ears: March 2015

This month's inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge is simply AMAZING!  Erin found some awe inspiring macro photos by German photographer Martin Amm.  Can you believe these extreme close ups of dew covered dragonflies and damselflies??



The way the water droplets are beaded up all over these little creatures immediately made me think of a certain type of lampwork glass.  I thought I might just have something like that in my stash, but no luck.  But then I started unpacking all my new treasures from the Bead Cruise and I found just the perfect beads!  I won these cute little beaded beads from Kristen Stevens (of Beadwork by KAS) as part of the Art Jewelry Elements prize package and I realized that the texture from the seed beads echoed the beads of moisture.  I added some brass bead caps, Czech glass rondelles, and some sweet little teardrop beads from Unicorn Beads.  


I couldn't stop at just one pair of earrings this month!  For my second pair I did a variation on theme.  I grabbed some left over spacer beads that came with a gorgeous luna moth focal from the talented Kerri Fuhr.  I thought the clear pale green color worked nicely for this challenge paired with some little Czech glass beads and some more teardrops from Unicorn Beads.


Both these pairs will be headed to Unearthed Arts next week.  Check out what everyone else was inspired to make over on the Earrings Everyday blog HERE!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful earrings! I love Kristen's beaded beads and I love the watery beads on the last pair.

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  2. We are on the same wavelength! I immediately thought that glass was the way to go until I spotted Miss Kristen's pretty beaded beauties! Thanks for joining in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  3. Love those beaded beads...so perfect for this challenge. And those translucent Unicorne beads...Wow! Great job!

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  4. I love the earrings you made! I also participated in this challenge.

    Greetings, Metal Bunny
    http://metalbunnysfreakshow.blogspot.be/

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  5. I love the beautiful beads that you have used

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  6. Oh, I just love both pairs! Super.

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  7. Big fan of glass beads. Yeah for the bead cruise! The way you put them together for each pair of earrings for this challenge is just wonderful!

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  8. I particularly like the seed bead earrings. I admire the work that went into them and the design is a perfect mirror of the water drops.

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  9. Beautiful choices for the beads. You paired them so well. Wonderful designs.

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  10. Pretty designs :) Luv the water drop beads !

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  11. Beautiful designs! Love your choice of beads and colors!

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  12. Perfect interpretations, Sarajo. Kristen's beads are absolutely made for this challenge. Bead cruise? Now that sounds like a combination of two very cool ideas. Awesome earrings this month - both pair!

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  13. These are so lovely. Great embodiment of the pictures! I have no doubt that they will sell right away to some happy people.

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  14. Lovely interpretation with beautiful materials.

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  15. The colours in these are a great interpretation

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