All that changes today! The Earrings Everyday blog has started a new, monthly earring design challenge where they will provide an inspiration piece on which the participants base a pair of earrings. It's super simple, they post the inspiration on the first Friday of each month and the reveal is the third Friday. There are no constraints on what type of beads or findings that you use... just make something!
So, here's the February inspiration:
The first idea that came to mind was using these bigger "groovy rondelles" in a color they call Emerald Seas. I really love the texture on the top and bottom of these beauties and thought it paired nicely with the Vintaj brass. I dangled Vintaj filigree leaf charms from the bottom thinking that they echoed the look of the bug wings.
My second pair plays with the same ideas as the first but is on a smaller scale. I paired the Czech glass turbine beads in "Oz" with small filigree teardrops. The Picasso finish has a tinge of orange to it which works with the colors in the bugs' bodies and legs.
This last pair wasn't in my original plan, but a happy extra! I had wanted to mix in some of the bright turquoise into at least one pair and I found these little daggers in a bead mix along with some green teardrops. I slipped them onto a textured jump ring and voila!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! You can check out what everyone else made over on Earrings Everyday HERE.