Sunday, August 18, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Weeks 31 & 32

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's time once again for the latest installment of the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge.  Participants are challenged with making one new pair of earrings each week that feature artisan made components.  

This time my two pairs are very much variations on a theme.  I bought two sets of these great porcelain petal earring pairs from Nancy Schindler of Round Rabbit.  I was a little nervous when I bought them due to their size.  I was worried that they would be too heavy for earrings, but decided that worse case scenario would be that I would have four pendants.  I need not have worried, when I opened my package of goodies from Nancy I was surprised by how light they were...hooray!

So often when I buy beads, I do so without any clear idea of how I will use them.  (I'm not the only one who does this, right??)  Well, not this time!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these lovely petals.  I saw in my minds eye little dangles with Vintaj brass foliage bead caps and Czech glass rondelles.  So, without further ado, here they are!

The first pair features some yummy raspberry colored glass beads.  It's a little hard to see the clear color in photos, but it works nicely with the crackle turquoise and red glazes on the porcelain.  I went for some contrast instead of my usual monochromatic leanings.

Week 31
Pair number two feature the petals in English blue and mango glaze.  Yummy!  This time I went for more of a straight match with some Pumpkin Sky Czech glass beads from Lima Beads.

Week 32


  1. Beautiful! I love Nancy's petal pendants!

  2. Beautiful use of Nancy's little treasures, Sarajo (wish she would make earring pairs more often, don't you?)

    1. I totally do, Monique! Although I'm worried that I'll have to price these too high to sell. I guess if the right person sees them, right?

  3. Both pairs of earrings are STUNNING!

  4. Beautiful Round Rabbit components, love what you did to them!!

  5. I might be that right person. :)