Monday, November 16, 2015

New Earring Monday: Weeks 45 and 46

The year just keeps marching on... finding us at weeks 45 and 46!  The last couple of weeks have been busy ones in my world.  We've seen our friends' play, caught the new James Bond movie, gone to two concerts, and had a whole weekend of birthday fun for my sweet husband.  On the jewelry business front, I participated in a small craft show at my husband's workplace and delivered a collection of jewelry to the West Side Perk coffeehouse in Bloomington.

My first pair of earrings this week were designed to compliment my newest necklace design that was made in response to this month's Art Bead Scene challenge.  (If you missed that post, you can check it out HERE.)  I didn't want the earrings to be too matchy matchy with the necklace so I started with the same leaf shape but in turquoise with a Picasso finish.  This pair is a twist on an earring design that I haven't made in a long time.  I pulled in some dark read Czech glass beads and plated hematite to round out the design.

Next up is a special order that a friend requested.  They are destined to be a gift so I won't out who they were made for!  My friend brought me the little "drink me" charms and asked me to make some Alice in Wonderland themed earrings.  Today is seriously dreary making winter photography even more challenging than usual so you can't really tell that the jet beads have shiny polka dots on the otherwise matte surface.  I chose them because I felt they give a playful feel to the red and black design.  I'm hoping my friend loves them... otherwise it will be back to the drawing board!

My Inlinkz account isn't playing nice today but I still want to see your earring creations!  Please share you link in the comments so I can pop by and see what you've been busy making!


  1. What sweet leaf earrings to go with your amazing necklace... chock full of art beads!

  2. I do like those "drink me" charms. I also like the earrings you made to go with the necklace.

  3. These are lovely! I like all of these designs. How cool that you have a collection at a coffeehouse now too. has my designs for this set. I'm running way behind as you can tell, though!