Earrings to summon summer days.

All Ears for Earrings Everyday:

Inspired by the colors of the damselflies photo from Earrings Everyday I created a pair of earrings from Bead Gallery Beads and natural coconut shell shards. I used a reconstituted turquoise stone and some orange glass rondels. The wire is a vintage brass Artistic Wire, used for the wraps as well as the handcrafted ear wires. I accented the ear wires with an orange rondel and a bit of 26 gauge copper wire. The triangular shards of coconut shell imitate the bodies of the damselflies. These were fun to make, though a bit rustic. I may tweak the construction a bit, but I liked the challenge of using the complementary colors, and am pleased with the results.



See the other artist's earrings at this post here: Earrings Everyday We're all ears and winners!

8 comments:

  1. I love orange and coconut shell sticks, Louise :) Nice to see them in this great design!

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    1. Thanks, Monique
      I am happy to have discovered the coconut shell beads on clearance at my local big box craft store and am looking forward to making more 'natural' inspired pieces. It is however somewhat brittle, as one disc piece has snapped when I was wire wrapping it.

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  2. Hello Miss Louise! I actually have all of these beads from Michaels! I love those turquoise beads. The mottled color makes them so interesting! And I bought those coconut shell beads just yesterday. Great minds, as they say! ;-) Thank you for joining us in the Earrings Everyday We're All Ears Inspiration Challenge. Check back on Friday 3/7 for the next one! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. This was lots of fun! I had the beads on my table and had to wait until they 'spoke' to me. I plan to participate again.

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  3. These are awesome! You do awesome work!

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    1. Thanks Terri, for saying so! You have an awesome blog, which I am now following and look forward to exploring more. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. Those turquoise beads with the pops of orange are perfect for summer! Not familiar with the coconut beads, but they do add an interesting shape to these earrings.

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