Saturday, February 9, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Reveal 3

Purple Earring with Flowers and ceramics by D7 Studio
It is hard to believe that this is AJE Earring Challenge Reveal 3.  I am still hanging in there by creating a pair of earrings a week that use a handmade artisan component.  My first pair are purple earrings with artisan ceramics and flowers with sparkly swarovski crystals. They dangle 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) below earwires.  They can be found in my Etsy store.

I love the lavender and pinks in the flowers. I added a tiny green bead to each flower to make the flower more natural looking. Each flower has a clear swarovski crystal to catch the light. I used gunmetal earwires and headpins because I love how gray looks with purple. I also used some silver spacers to add some sparkle.

The ceramics are made by D7 Studio.

Nautical Earrings with Anchors can be found in BayMoonDesign Etsy Store

The second pair of earrings have a nautical look with blue ceramic anchors made by  Suburban Girl StudioI paired them with a shinny, white quartz bead to add some pop to them. I used gunmetal earwires and headpins to give them a rustic look. I also used gunmetal spacers to add some additional color. I think that the gray color of the gunmetal works well with the blue.  They dangle 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) below earwires.   

Sea and Sand Blog Hop Ingredients
There are several blog hops coming up in March.   Please stop by March 9 to see what I create from the Sea and Sand Ingredients sent to me by Lisa Lodge.  Some of the participants got beads that looked like sand.  I feel my beads had the call of the sea and I am going totally in that direction.  

Following Lisa's blog hop, Lori Anderson's blog hop has its first reveal on March 30.  I am anxiously awaiting my ingredients for this blog.  


  1. How did I not see these before? They are so cute. Love them both.

  2. Love both earrings, such pretty spring colors and design.

  3. stopping by all the blogs taking part in the bead soup blog party. cant wait to see what you make!

  4. Waoooo lovely earning, I love that pink color. Great designs.

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