This month, the Facebook group Artisans Create Together has pulled together two gorgeous inspiration color challenges. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play along with both of them! As luck would have it, I had some lovely earring components for each color palette.
First up, this amazing and vibrant color collage featuring bright blues, yellows, and greens! I recently placed my first order with the talented Jana Bliznakova of Happy Fish Things and she sent some cute earring charms as a thank you gift that were just perfect for this challenge. They are predominately turquoise and bright yellow, but the mixing of those two glazes gave some tiny bits of green along the leafy pattern in the charms. I had two orphan glass beads that were a craft store purchases a million years ago that paired nicely and I added some yellow Czech glass beads and brass findings to complete the look.
This second color palette was the one that initially drew my eye. I love the mix of copper and turquoise... yummy!! This time I went for a new pair of enameled charms by Gardanne as my starting point. I did some fancy (for me at least!) wire wrapping with copper wire that I had patinated with liver of sulphur and coordinating Czech glass and added some orangey seed beads to jump rings for a fun touch. I couldn't be happier with how these turned out!
I didn't make this second pair specifically for this challenge (they were actually published in Stringing Magazine's Earring Gallery... created to go with a Southwest theme) but I thought that they were worth sharing since I never put them up on my blog. These bold earrings feature lampwork glass by Firelily Glass and brass feathers that I painted with Vintaj paint patinas. These still haven't found the right person go home with!
Thanks for checking out my latest earring creations! I'm heading back to the bead board to see what else I can dream up!