Monday, August 10, 2015

New Earring Monday '15: Weeks 31 and 32

Good morning everyone!  I have to admit that I'm a little groggy and more than a bit off my game today after having spent the last 11 days attending the Minnesota Fringe Festival.  We saw 42 1 hour performances along with a touring Broadway Show (Kinky Boots) over the course of this year's fest.  Too many late nights out on the town seeing live theater, eating out, and hanging out with friends didn't leave me with much time for making jewelry but I did manage to get my earrings made for today.

This week I'm revisiting the use of decorative chain in my earring designs.  I've been meaning to make more earrings with this stuff since I bought it, but just haven't managed to circle back until now.

My first pair features some little lampwork beads by Tanya McGuire.  I kept these really simple just wire wrapping the lampwork with some gunmetal beads and leaving the leafy chain unadorned.

Next up, I played with adding some additional beads to the leafy chain to switch things up a bit.  I used some little lucite flowers and crystals in shades of pink to give a pop of color.  I thought it would be fun to have the chain dangling from inside some floral bead caps.

My second pair serves a second purpose beyond my personal earring challenge as well.  I have been receiving monthly bead boxes from Blueberry Cove Beads for a little while now.  Each month they issue a challenge to subscribers to make something with a particular item from the current box and share it.  Participants get a chance to win the next month free.  This month's challenge was to use the lucite "cherry blossoms."

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  1. Sara - I LOVE the cherry blossom earrings! The pink brings that extra pop with all the silver and gunmetal. I've always thought about buying some of the Leaf chain, just haven't had the courage because I had NO IDEA what to do with it - but you've got it DOWN! =) Great pieces, again!


  2. I love how all your designs are so different. The cherry blossoms are lovely and the black pair very striking.