|A big ol' pile of the Victorian Nectar Drops|
I was inspired by the color of the Victorian Nectar Drops, the cool vintage machinery, and the idea of the pressed shapes achieved through this candy making process. I ended up with three pairs of earrings this month!
First up a pair that is all about the golden amber color of the Nectar drops! I thought the Czech glass looked a little like the shapes that rolled out of that machine.
Next is another pair that features beads with a cool pattern that I could imagine being used with drop candies. The color is darker and less true to the inspiration, but I used gold plated and filled findings to bring in the amber tones.
My last pair is also my favorite. I'm finally making use of some enameled gears made by C-Koop Beads that I've been hoarding forever. I wanted to tap into how cool that machinery is and the gears are my way of representing that. I added some yellow vintage glass beads (thank you, Allegory Gallery!) that remind me of gum drops to the bottom of the gears. And of course, I used brass findings because the brass rollers in the machine!
I hope you enjoyed the candy-inspired ear candy I made this month! These will be at my Holiday Open House on December 4th. You can check out what everyone else was inspired to make over at Earrings Everyday HERE.