Friday, August 19, 2016

We're All Ears: August 2016

The theme for this month's We're All Ears challenge over on the Earrings Everyday blog is campfires!  This is perfect for the end of summer (although this girl who hates the heat is way more interested in sitting around a fire come the cooler temperatures of autumn).  We really have to use our fire pit more... add that to our life goals!  

[Photo credit :: Tirza van Dijk :: Unsplash]
I decided to focus on the colors of the flames for my design this month.  This seemed like a great time to break out my Swarovski crystals in their "Fire opal" color!  At first I was thinking that I would attach the crystal bicones to lengths of chain dangling from... well, something.  Before I could figure out that idea, I stumbled on some flame treated (or "rainbow") copper rings.  I picked two that had a rich, darker orange color and hung the crystals from those.  I could have stopped there, but it just didn't have as much umph as I wanted.  I added a larger orange bead above the ring along with a bead cap that reminded me of flames a little bit even though it's supposed to be a flower.  Here's the finished product...

Sorry the picture is so dark... it's super gloomy here today!       

And I'll end by sharing a little funny that Erin put in her original post.  This totally sums up how I feel about camping.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  Oh, and head over to Earrings Everyday to see what everyone else made!


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful design. Very nicely balanced. And I'm so with you on hating heat. I don't mind a fire on a cold night, but I don't want to be too close on a warm summer evening.

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  2. I love this combination of colors!

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  3. You found the perfect color in the crystal beads for your flaming earrings! Looks so good with the copper.

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  4. Beautiful earrings.I love the beads and your design.

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  5. I love the color and design. Well done!

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  6. I didn't know there was a Swarovski called fire opal. What could be more perfect then that?! I love flame painted copper. I should do more of that and think I should dust off my torch today! Thanks for playing with me in the We're All Ears challenge. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  7. Lovely design and look perfect as we head into Fall ... I'm with you - I prefer cooler weather sitting by the fireplace!

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  8. Sorry I'm a little late to the reveal date... Love the beauty and movement these earrings have..great interpretation of the fire pit.

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