|Green Ceramic Earrings with Brass Gears Available in BayMoonDesign Etsy Store|
Since I had success selling lots of my earrings at my Christmas craft fairs, I need to restock and saw this challenge as a perfect motivator. I selected to feature Marsha Neal Studio in my first earrings. Marsha and I both live in Delaware and are members of the Delaware Etsy Team. This team is made up of artists, crafters, vintage sellers, craft suppliers, and much more located in the State of Delaware and close by areas.
The first pair that I made are green ceramic earrings with brass gears and brass earwires. I think that they have are an industrial and rustic look. They dangle 1 inches below the earwires and are light and comfortable to wear.
I paired the light green ceramics made by Marsha Neal Studio with dark forest green colored Irish waxed linen when I created them. I love the combination of the ceramics and thread together. They give a casual appearance. These are earrings that you won't find in a department store!
|Orange Textured Ceramics with Copper Earrings Available in BayMoonDesign Etsy Store|
Once again I used ceramics from the Marsha Neal Studio. Marsha creates the texture by carving an original design into clay. Once that clay is fired, it becomes her texture plate. She rolls porcelain clay into that texture plate and gets a sheet of the reverse image. She then cuts out the squares and a bunch of steps later... wha-la... the ceramics are created. I then meticulously wire wrap them onto copper earwires.
|Lots of Distractions in Key Largo, Florida|
Also, I left the clouds, rain, and cool temperatures for sunny Florida. There are lots of distractions here and I will be here for all 13 weeks of this challenge. Surely, I can fit in a pair of earrings a week?!