As is often my way, I started off by making a pair of earrings. (Seriously... I do this all the time figuring that earrings are relatively quick and easy and then at least I'll have something done for a challenge no matter what.) Anyway, I digress. I decided to use a pair of Humblebeads sunflower cane polymer clay discs as my starting point. (Heather Powers has done several different versions of sunflower discs... this one actually has some sun and leaf canes in the mix too but you can't see it in my picture.) I made little dangle bead units using topaz Czech glass flowers and turquoise rondelles along with brass accents and hung them from a yummy pair of sari silk cocoons by Anna Pierson of Saga Hus.
Next up, a necklace! My sweet husband bought me a nice selection of polymer clay beads from Summer Wind Art including an oval daisy pendant. There is definitely a sunflower sensibility about the pendant so I decided to run with it for this challenge! I strung it with a bunch of different Czech glass beads, a few vintage glass beads, and some faceted yellow jade. I quite like the asymmetry of this one even if the colors feel more fall like.
I made a second necklace that features a sunflower connector from Green Girl Studios. I guess that I could have gone with a more fanciful color palette for this one (and since I still have another one of the fine pewter pieces I may yet do that) but I had the perfect sunflower colored tiny Czech glass flowers that called out to be used here. Lots of orange and yellow glass flower links and dangles make up this design!
I didn't make these next two designs for this challenge specifically, but I thought that they were worth sharing again anyway! The first is a necklace that I made for my husband's April Honey Do List challenge featuring a Humblebeads sunflowers lentil. The earrings have some awesome Golem Design Studio charms and more Humblebeads discs.
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