Friday, 18 April 2014

We're All Ears: April

 

Earrings Everyday is hosting their monthly challenge based on this image from the Pottery Barn catalogue. Thank you so much for hosting.

 
A very interesting inspiration piece if I do say so.
 
Yellow and green? birds? berries? I had to give this one a lot of thought.
 
I decided to do something new for me. You may already be aware that earrings are not my favorite things to make ---- so ---- I decided to focus on shape, and then colour in the inspiration photo.
 
The first pair of earrings remind me of the stack of plates in the foreground of the photo. Simple but effective I think. I know I will wear them.
  
 
Colour was more difficult. I searched and searched my stash for olive green...... then any green, I love green - why are there no green beads when I want them......  I think these beads hit the nail on the head. And the openness reminds me of the branches.
 
 
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!! Loving the stacked plates and the Large hoops with the single beads. You nailed it alright!

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  2. Anything 'hoopy' is fine by me - gorgeous earrings xx

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  3. I love these hoops. That's mostly what I wear every day. The drops on the second pair are sweet.

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  4. Oh! I love the twisted rope shape of those rings! I was trying to figure something out for that part since I really love that texture and I couldn't figure it out. I think you nailed it! Thanks for joining in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Thank you - this challenge has me making at least a few pair of simple earrings - LOL

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  5. Brilliant using the 3 hoops to echo the 3 plates! Very effective.

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  6. The textured hoops totally mimicked the stack of plates. Clever! I had the same difficulty finding color beads for this challenge, but you found the perfect ones on the second pair. I love hoops!!

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  7. Very nice design, simple and pure! Interesting how they capture the stack of plates, that is thinking outside the box. Great work:)

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  8. Oh these are absolutely beautiful! I love how the first piece echoes not only the stacked plates but the placemat too!!! I love the beads on the second pair too! Very classic looking!

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  9. Great idea about the stacked plates becoming the circles of the earrings. Very pretty!

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  10. Both earrings are great, but the hoops call to me.

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  11. Love both pairs but that first pair with it's rope like hoops really captures the placemat both in color and appearance...very cool!

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  12. Beautiful!!! I think that you should make earrings more often! A job well done!!! Nicole

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  13. Those hoops are gorgeous - I love the simplicity of this design, they must look absolutely fabulous when worn!

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    1. Sorry for the slow response - I do appreciate your comment. Thank you

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