When I got the invitation to be a guest blogger I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to share over there so I worked up a few different pairs. For this installment of New Earring Monday I'm sharing the other two pairs that were under consideration.
First up, I received a couple of ceramic headpins from the talented Mary Harding (thanks, Mary!!). The colors made me think of some photos of tulips we took on a trip to Amsterdam and I ran with that idea. Here is a little taste of my inspiration.
Since the headpins were mismatched, I went for asymmetry but tried to keep things pretty balanced. Sometimes it feels like I have all the flower beads, so I knew that I could find suitable "tulips" to top my little earring stacks in colors to coordinate with the headpins. To round things out, I chose a piece of faceted carnelian (one of my faves!) and an English cut Czech glass bead plus silver plated bead caps and wavy discs. I realize that mismatched can be challenging for some customers, but hopefully these little cuties will find a good home. Personally, I'm just proud of myself for getting brave and actually using fancy headpins instead of being terrified of messing them up!
My second pair is a rare foray into making post style earrings. I bought these cute copper plated flower earrings from Ezel Findings when Lima Beads was discontinuing them. (Not only are they adorable, but I also appreciate that the post itself is sterling... great for folks with metal sensitivities.) Anyway, I attached lengths of decorative leaf chain to the loop on the bottom of the flowers and then further embellished the chain with some tiny crystals in a teal and bronze color.
Now it's your turn! Please add your links to your own earring creation in the comments. I love seeing what everyone else is making too!