The theme for this month's Art Elements Theme of the Month challenge was another challenging one for me... Petroglyphs. At first I really wasn't sure that I had anything that would work... but after some good digging through my art beads with an open mind, I found a few earring charms that felt right.
First up a simple little pair of earrings that I whipped up with some of Marsha Neal's fabulous ceramic charms and Vintaj Natural Brass findings. Even though these are a simple design, they have a nice visual impact.
Next, I finally played with one of the few pairs of painted pewter charms that I've managed to snag from Inviciti. I felt like the raised pattern and the colors evoked the feeling of cave paintings or carvings. For this pair I used some faceted Red Creek Jasper rounds, some Swarovski studded rondelle spacers and some little Czech glass beads in pale neutral tones.
Last but not least, a colorful little pair of earrings featuring some super fun charms from Jana of Happy Fish Things. I haven't made two many earrings with charms that have two top holes or loops (although there are two in this post!) so this design definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone! I paired some little Amazonite rounds and fun shaped vintage German glass beads.
And just for giggles, I'll leave you with this little photo taken at a lovely set of waterfalls near Mankato, MN. I wonder if future civilizations will one day find things like this and wonder about the cultures that created them... Hmmm.
This is a blog hop. Check out the links below to see what everyone else was inspired to make this month!