Thursday, February 16, 2017

We're All Ears: February 2017

This month's We're All Ears challenge on the Earrings Everyday blog is all about patchwork!

  1. needlework in which small pieces of cloth in different designs, colors, or textures are sewn together.
    "a quilt of patchwork"
In Erin's words:
"So the theme this month is PATCHWORK...melange....potpourri...mishmash...jumble...hodgepodge...and my favorite...bricolage" 

Pam Beal

As I've mentioned before, I was more than a little crunched for time this month.  The challenge didn't immediately spark anything for me, but I kept working on things in the back of my mind.  My thoughts eventually went to some millefiori glass coin beads that I've had in my stash for quite a while.

I was able to come up with a few well matched pairs from the strand of millefiori beads and kept it simple by just making variations of the same design.  I just added some small Czech glass (and in one case, crystal) beads and brass components.  I hope you enjoy my little trio of earrings!

Stop by the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else came up with this month!


  1. I love how these turned out! What fun! As always, I love your designs. :)

  2. Your earrings are very pretty! It was a good idea to use these millefiori beads!

    I participated too and made earrings with handmade fimo components:

    Greetings, Sofie

  3. The beads you used are perfect for this challenge. I live the earrings.

  4. Perfect beads for the challenge. Lovely earrings!

  5. So pretty! They are just perfect for this challenge :)

  6. You took a fun route to the patchwork challenge. Sweet little earrings resulted

  7. Those millefiori beads are just right for this challenge aren't they? And I like the simplicity -- the beads speak for themselves.

  8. So creative and so beautiful! An interesting take on patchwork but it worked :)

  9. I love these Miss Sarajo! I like the colors and the tiny patterns. I think that millefiori are quite charming and a perfect bead to use for this challenge. Hope you have fun on your trip! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Earrings Everyday! Enjoy the day! Erin

  10. Very sweet earrings that are perfect for everyday wear.