Friday, February 21, 2014

we're all ears blog hop


On the blog Earrings Every day they have issued a challenge. To create a pair of earrings inspired by the photo below. Damselflies in love. 


Don't those colours just scream SPRING. Well they do to me as I am heartily sick of winter this year. 

I was so enamoured with the colours in this photo that I dug into my stash and chose some beads that seemed to visually represent this photo. 




I decided to not focus on the heart shape and instead re-created the linear connection.
I used Howlite spears/daggers (top drilled,) to represent the wings; some blue-green glass teardrops, the body; and green dyed howlite for the head /grass colours and pink shell round beads. It turns out to  be a split-complementary colour scheme. Isn't mother nature clever?

Using 20 and 26 ga silver artistic wire I created these 3-1/2 " long dangles. 
I think I may keep these for myself.
pop on over to the blog as they are having a bloghop showcasing the creations of some very talented artists.
Enjoy the tour and don't forget to leave some comment love.

I'm linking up to Humblebeads Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge as well.





13 comments:

  1. I do love the linear design in these earrings, Deb! Those daggers are so cool…and the wire wrapping details make these really great.

    Lynda

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    1. thank you. I decided to make messy wraps for these due to the organic nature of the photo.

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  2. Your earrings echo so many things about our dear damselflies!

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  3. Thanks you. IRL the blue beads are really close in colour to the original photo, the picture I took makes them quite a bit darker and less greenish.

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  4. Beautiful. I really like how the daggers echo the wings.

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  5. Oh that howlite for the wings is so perfect!! You did great with this challenge. :)

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  6. Wow a lovely design and gorgeous colour combination, love these!

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  7. Beautiful earrings! I love the colors and those amazing howlite daggers!

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    1. thanks. I bought an entire set of graduated howlite daggers over a year ago just because they were so amazing , i finally got to use some (2) , the shortest ones are a bit smaller than the ones on these earrings (3/4-1" or so ) the longest are about 3 " long.

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  8. Love how the howlite echos the wing pattern. Very cool earrings...I'm glad I enlarged the picture to see your wirework!

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  9. Your earrings have such a nice design that echos the challenge picture. They are beautiful.

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  10. Very clever use of the beads for the wings. I can totally see the damselflies in your creation. Just lovely!

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  11. These are awesome Miss Deb! I love the way that howlite mimics the wings! Thank you for joining in the Earrings Everyday We're All Ears challenge. Hope to see you next month! Enjoy the day. Erin

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