NOTE: This artwork is to be used for educational purposes only.
I didn't have much in my stash that was speaking to me, but I did a quick search as I was finishing up my order over at Lima Beads and they had just the things I needed! I snagged some teeny gold plated lotus blossom charms by Nunn Design as well as some lotus flower shaped decorative earwires (those are sterling, but I had to have them!). Here's what I came up with:
My first pair is the most true to the inspiration since I worked in gold tones. I paired the little lotus blossom charms with some bronzed amethyst crullers, gold plated beads, and some plated hematite rondelles (I used those little guys all the time... I wish I had bought more than one strand!).
The lotus shaped ear wires were far more dainty than I had anticipated when I ordered them, throwing me temporarily for a loop. Even beads that I normally think are on the small side for earrings would seem way out of proportion to the delicate size of the ear wires! Finally I found a few tiny faceted labradorite rondelles that were small and sparkly enough to work. I honestly don't think I've ever made a pair of earrings this small before and they were a bear to photograph! I really needed a macro lens this time.
Be sure to pop on over to the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else was inspired to make this month!