For this month's We're All Ears challenge, Erin chose the theme of May Day for us. I'd never heard of the idea of flowers in cones or baskets for May Day... May Poles... yes, cones... no. Either way, I can totally get on board with the idea of flowery earrings. For someone who doesn't consider herself super flowery or girly, I do love flower beads!
I started with a fun pair of pressed pansy flower charms in resin from Twinkiedinky that I've had for a while. The purple and yellow combination is not always an easy one for me, but how can I argue with Mother Nature? I added some purple Czech glass flowers and little yellow rondelles for some fun and lightweight earrings.
Next up, I finally made something with some pretty yellow rose charms made by our hostess Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati. These have been languishing in my stash since 2016 (hangs head in shame) but they are finally getting their day in the sun! I used some faceted citrines and little turquoise Czech glass beads to bring an extra pop of color into the design.
I also couldn't resist playing with some cool components from Artisticaos. The colors were just so yummy, and the shape with it's wire "handle" does remind me a bit of a flower basket. Once again I picked some coordinating Czech glass flowers as well as some little dyed agate rondelles.
After playing with a bunch of of my flowery art beads I decide to try my hand with a more May Day specific idea that came to me in the shower of all places, lol. I thought it would be fun to have some little Czech glass flowers coming out of a cone shaped bead cap. I had to play around with the lengths of the headpins until I was happy with how they behaved, but I think the end result is pretty cute!
Before I was done creating for this challenge, I managed to get in some play time with some new patterned cork that Heather Powers of Humblebeads turned me onto. Here are a few variations on an earring idea using a thicker version of a floral cork sheet. All are paired with brass charms from Vintaj, Czech glass flowers, and plated hematite beads.
This is a blog hop. You can check out what other folks were inspired to make over on the Earrings Everyday blog HERE.