First up, a pair of earrings featuring some enameled connectors by Blue Hare Art Wear. I love the black and white speckled look of these and the red and red-orange murrini hearts blooming in the centers. The two holes at the bottom posed a bit of a design challenge for me but I solved it with some jump rings and fun textured pewter rings. I like the mix of silver and black tones in the findings.
Next up, a pair of earrings featuring heart shaped bronze clay charms by Lesley Watt. I paired these with Czech glass in shades of blue and brass findings.
To break out of my earring run (seriously, I made 9 pairs of earrings in a row!) I did make an necklace. I used a wonderful polymer clay charm by Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery strung with tons of Swarovski pearls in copper and bordeaux. I was so happy to discover that Andrew's pendant was the perfect color match for these pearls. It's a simple stringing project, but I think it has great visual impact!
All of these heart themed designs are currently available at Unearthed Arts in downtown Waconia, Minnesota.