I must confess, I wasn't really much of a tea party girl when I was little. I was a total tomboy and the favored imaginary play scenarios with my best friends tended toward prison, library, and Catholic church (my neighbors were Catholic and there's way more pomp and circumstance than in the Souther Baptist church in which I was raised!) What I can say is that I've always been drawn to the colors and patterns on china... especially the more over the top color combos!
All of the earrings I'm sharing with you today have something in common... they all feature beads or charms that came in the "Vintage Tea Party" subscription box from Blueberry Cove Beads. This may all be part of my evil plan to use things up instead of having to put them away properly, but don't judge me!
This first pair combines some lovely Humblebeads polymer clay discs (aren't those colors just yummy?!) with brass and coral colored Czech glass flowers. To me this is pretty much a perfect spring tea party color palette.
I'm really proud of myself for making this second pair work. Originally I was going to make a mis-matched pair but only use the tea cup. The more I looked at the tiny saucer, the more determined I became to find a way to use it! I dug around in what has become my beading junk drawer (seriously, I need to clean up my studio!) and finally found a small filigree piece from Vintaj that had some promise. The plate is pretty secure in there, but I plan to add some glue to the back to ensure that the plate doesn't go anywhere!
To round out my tea party inspired earring collection, I made one more pair. This time I used some floral print ceramic beads from Blueberry Cove that remind me of the top tea pot picture. Instead of the other more literal interpretations, I focused on the floral china design for this pair by using a mix of Czech glass flower dangles.
I didn't make this last pair for this challenge, but I couldn't help sharing them here anyway. These were part of the set of jewelry I made for the March Art Bead Scene challenge and feature some more Humblebeads. You can see that post HERE.
Check out what everyone else made for this fun challenge by stopping by the Earrings Everyday blog! Have a great weekend, everyone!