Friday, February 21, 2014

We're All Ears

Damselflies in Love
Photo credit: National GeographicYeo Weng Sang

Earrings Everyday is having a challenge. Taking the photo above as our inspiration we make a pair of earrings. That's it.  

This is the kind of challenge I like. Here's what I came up with. 




I love the way they came out. They are made of left over beads from other projects, but that is the nature of  earrings, isn't it? I feel I went pretty literal with this inspirational picture, because I loved it! I tried to pick up the most prominent colors. The main structure of the earrings is fragile looking bead stringing wire in a dark blue color. The beads are a variety of glass beads. Silver plated copper wire forms the wraps on the dangles. 

Click on the links below to see what others have created.



20 comments:

  1. These are so cool! Nicely done!

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  2. Lovely Earrings! Love the blue and orange together...

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  3. They look special! Such inspiration. Great!!!!

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  4. That IS the nature of earrings! I always try to use my little bits of beads to make my next pair(s) of earrings. As far as these, the shape of them is so unique. Well done!

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  5. You certainly caught the fragile nature of the inspiration with this delicate design. Love them!

    Lynda

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  6. Wow. Neat interpretation. I love how you worked your earrings with left over beads, too. Niiiiiice job!

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  7. Hey, these earrings are such fun, just the emotion I felt when I saw that print.

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  8. Super cool earrings indeed! Love their delicate nature - like our little 'love bug' inspiration pic - and the colors are truly grand. Great designs Beti!

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  9. Wow awesome! I love your style!!! xox jean

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  10. They look like they could fly away! I love the colors and how dainty they are!

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  11. What fun earrings! You captured the colors really well!

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  12. I love these, I would wear these. I love earrings that swing when i move , in fact these look like little swings.
    well done with this challenge

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  13. forgot to tell you I love the name of your blog.

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  14. Fun earrings. The teardrop dangles remind me of the wings in the challenge picture.

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  15. Beautiful earrings. I love the design and the wonderful colors.

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  16. Love your unique design! Beautiful!

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  17. Hello Miss Beti! I love the structure of these earrings. The way the wire bends mimics the shape of their sinuous bodies. i never would have thought of using wire! Thank you for joining in the We're All Ears challenge. Hope to see you next month! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I got the idea of using stringing wire from a pair of earrings my daughter bought me at a street fair.It's great for a project like this, and gives a great swing. And you can use it with small hole beads like fresh water pearls!

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