Having just returned from tropical climes to about 16 inches of new snow in Minnesota, I was perfectly content to go back to my happy place (if only in my mind) this week to design some beach/Caribbean inspired earrings. I even used some of the beads and charms that I made in Heather Powers polymer clay class!
I'll start off a little simple with two pairs of earrings featuring patinated brass charms that I picked up a while back from Lima Beads. Each of them also features Czech glass, plated hematite, and Vintaj Natural brass.
Next up, a little trio of earrings using different versions of Heather Power's starfish charms. I have another pair similar to these that I made for myself a few year's ago with the whitewashed version of these charms... I get tons of compliments on them so it made sense to just whip up variations on a theme. Plus, I needed to make room for all the new pretties I bought from Heather on the Bead Cruise's Bead Bazaar night! Each pair features lampwork glass and either Czech or cultured sea glass. The lampwork glass in the right hand pair is by Mermaid Glass... sadly, I'm unsure of the artist for the other two but they were a gift from my sweet husband.
When I was fishing all those little starfish out of my Humblebeads drawer, another set of charms also caught my eye. I snagged these little pineapples ages ago and decided it was high time (or maybe high tide??) to use them! I used some orange and green Czech glass to pull out the colors of the pineapples. These are super fun and make me think of fun fruity cocktails!
Last, but not least, I made two pairs of earrings with some of the fruits of my polymer clay class with Heather on the Bead Cruise. I wasn't going to let those babies gather dust with this challenge on the horizon! The first pair uses my attempt at disc beads with leaf canes and the second pair features two of the leaf charms that I made from the cane ends where it became a little more distorted.
Thanks for stopping by to see my tropical paradise inspired earrings! Pop on over to the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else was inspired to make this month!