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I started out looking for art beads to use... not feeling confident that I had anything at all. Surprise, surprise! I actually found a set of moon and star charms from Michelle McCarthy of Firefly Design Studio. I paired them with some chunky faceted chalcedony, Czech glass, and, for sparkle, crystal studded rondelles.
Never satisfied with making just one pair for this challenge, I put on my thinking cap and came up with a second design. I had a pretty tiny scrap of etched copper left over from a past project... just enough to cut two very small crescent moons from it. At first I was thinking that I would rivet the crescents to a larger "full moon" made from hammered Arte Metal circle blanks. (I used two different sizes of my ball peen hammers to get the "craters.") With how tiny the copper pieces were, I felt like I'd end up covering up most of the shape. Plan B to the rescue! I ended up just punching one hole in each copper crescent and then using jump rings to hang them in front of the circles. Above my dual moons I wire wrapped some moonstone beads with matte bronze Czech glass spacers.
Don't forget to stop by the Earrings Everyday blog to see what everyone else was inspired to make HERE.