Friday, 16 May 2014

We're All Ears: May

Earrings Everyday is hosting their monthly challenge based on this image. "The Greek legend is that there was a boy of astonishing beauty named Nerites. He was a lover of the sea-born Aphrodite. When Aphrodite was invited by Zeus to join the gods on Mount Olympus, she invited Nerites to join her. He refused, preferring to stay in his home, the sea. In revenge she metamorphosed him into a seashell."

 Thank you Earrings Everyday for hosting.

Zigzag Nerite shells - Neritina Communis - from Atlantis Shell Co

This monthly challenge seems to be really helping my earring mojo. I still prefer simple earrings but I have decided that is OK. I can admire all the amazing designs I see on the hop but I can still stay simple.

I do not have anything close to these shells in my stash and there is no way I could order anything and have any chance of it arriving on time. So - what to do --- I decided to work with the seashell theme but not limit myself to what was pictured.

Abalone? They are shells - I love the shape of these beads and hanging like this reminds me of the waves washing in the tiny shells from the inspiration photo.

Enjoy! and thanks for visiting.


  1. Yes, I prefer a simpler style too, I think you have caught the mood of the sea perfectly xx

    1. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

  2. I agree that the challenges get our earring mojo working. :) The image of the shells washing in on the waves puts a summer thought in my head right now. These earrings are full of that motion of the sea. Very nice!

  3. I love the soothing colors and the ocean image. Beautiful!

  4. I'm a huge fan of those iridescent abalone shells! These would be perfect for beach or summer. Pretty!

  5. Inspiration is inspiration....and it inspired you to make this wonderful earrings!

  6. I love abalone--these squares are wonderful, really lovely with the silver. Love how they cascade down!

  7. simple and stylish love these ..:)

  8. Beautiful! I love your simple style!