This month, the lovely Erin chose the theme of Autumn to inspire us for the We're All Ears Challenge over on the Earrings Everyday blog. I thought I might have to sit this month out due to a crazy busy schedule, but the theme fit perfectly with some of the preparation I needed to do for my biggest show of the year, the Art Wander, that starts today! (If you're local to the Twin Cities, stop by this weekend and see me and my guest artist, blacksmith Martin Pansch at Studio L.)
Erin's choice of inspiration was just perfect for me since I was in the throes of preparing for my big fall show, the Art Wander, which starts today!
First up, I decided to revisit a couple of designs that I've done before with some Czech glass coin beads impressed with little birdies. I'd been brainstorming possible ideas for earrings using my many colors of Czech glass maple leaves and wondered if hanging them in filigree hoops or hammered brass rings might work. I'm pretty happy with the look of the leaves inside the filigree... the hammered rings not as much. I decided to keep the one pair that I made with the hammered rings, but just not make additional pairs. I very well make a few more pairs of the filigree type. We shall see!
I've been holding onto a few pairs of Gardanne enameled leaves for a while... this seemed like the time to finally get them out. I had the perfect coordinating cocoon beads from Saga Hus in my stash making for two quick designs!
Last, but not least I made a new little batch of acorn earrings. It's been a while since I made any of these, so hopefully they will reach some new folks this fall. "Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow." Pardon the bad lighting on this last one... it's been dark and rainy all week.
Thanks for stopping by! This is a blog hop... you can see what everyone else was inspired to make over on the Earrings Everyday blog HERE. Have a great weekend!!