One more jewelry post for today and then I promise we’ll do something different for the weekend. I stumbled onto a new blog a few weeks ago called Earrings Everyday, which features an earring design each day from some very talented jewelry designers. They also run a monthly challenge called “We’re all Ears” – isn’t that a cute name? – and this month’s theme was tidal pools. I really wanted to participate in this challenge because it dovetails nicely with my monthly calendar jewelry theme (spoiler alert: it’s a beachy theme). So today you’ll get a sneak preview of the earrings, which I’m submitting tomorrow on the blog hop here. I’m still working on the necklace and I’ll show the completed set sometime later. Without further ado, here are the earrings I designed.
I found some seashell charms at Michaels on clearance and bought several to use for my jewelry this month. I paired the charms with silver hoops and some aqua stones and czech glass. Aqua is a favorite of mine and I love using it for summer designs. These reminded me of frothy seawater spilling over rocks – I like the rivulets of brown moving through the stones. To tie the design together, I added a bit of copper wire mesh. This is really neat material because you can mold and shape it in undulating patterns by pulling the mesh wider. It called to mind strands of seaweed you’d find in tidal pools, tangling around shells and driftwood.
The artwork featured on the blog to whet our inspiration was quite appealing. I love scientific illustrations of this sort of vintage.
This was a fun challenge to start and I hope to participate again in the coming months.
Blessings to you,