So far there has been no word over on AJE about a new challenge for 2014. I don't want to lose the earring momentum so I'm going to try to keep it going (at least for now). At the end of the year it sounded like there were a few other folks who were interested in keeping it going too... maybe we'll get organized for more earring blog hop fun. Stay tuned!
My goal for now is to post two new pairs every other Monday so, without further ado, here are my first two pairs of art bead earrings of the new year.
The first pair is something I actually whipped up for myself. I lost one beaded hoop earring over a year ago (and I still don't know how I managed it!) so I haven't been wearing the two necklaces that they went with all this time. As I was looking through some of my new beads for a totally unrelated project, I realized that some of the new lampwork that I got for Christmas were the perfect color for those necklaces. In true Sj style, I dropped the project that I was in the middle of to whip up these little beauties. I paired these yummy tangerine lampwork beads by Sue Beads with sterling silver saucers and over sized silver plated earwires from Nunn Design. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep them on these earwires of if they will be too long for me...time will tell.
I'm not sure how committed I am to the name "New Earring Mondays." I'd love to hear any suggestions for a better name. Catchy titles and descriptions have never been my strong suit so I'd appreciate the help!