|Skylark Plates from Pottery Barn Catalog|
Now there's a table I'd love to sit down at! So adorable and the colors are right in my comfort zone. Even though I have a million other things that I should be working on, I had to take time out to make some quick earrings for this challenge.
I immediately thought of some little Czech glass coin beads that have a gold bird shape pressed into the center. They were the perfect starting point for my two pairs of earrings this month. Since I love working with Vintaj natural brass (and think it looks great with this chartreuse green) I picked two different decorative brass elements to pair with the glass.
In my first pair, I tried to play off the concentric circles of the stack of plates. I dangled the coin bead from the center of a filigree ring and just attached the ear wires to the top of the ring for a bold but simple pair.
My second pair is a little smaller. I added one of the newer brass charms to the bottom of the glass bead. There aren't any actual flowers in the inspiration piece, but the petals are sort of stylized so I think they work with the leafy elements in the inspiration photo... plus you still have the roundish shape going.
I always look forward to seeing what everyone else made in response to these challenges. You can check them all out over on the Earrings Everyday blog HERE.