Thursday, February 20, 2014

We're All Ears Inspiration Challenge



February's Earring Inspiration

A new challenge is underway.  On the first Friday of every month, the blog "Earrings everyday" will share an inspiration. It can be a photo, a painting, a textile, a place, a person or a song. Or maybe it will be a poem, a movie, interior decorating, or architecture. 
Then designers are invited to dip into our stash and create some earrings based on the inspiration and write a blog post about it. Designers can chose what to be inspired by - the colors, theme, subject, mood, etc. 
We all meet up on the 3rd Friday of the month, with a blog hop using InLinkz. 
Green Leaf Earrings are available in BayMoonDesign Etsy Shop

These green leaf earrings are inspired by the colors in the photo. I made them from natural brass sheets that I embossed with a leaf pattern. I then hand painted these unique earrings with blue and green patinas to mirror those shades in the photo. I combined the blue green with orange colored goldstone chips to give these earrings an earthy look and bring that color in from the photo. The photo and the earrings both remind me of spring which can't be far behind.

I am thankful that Heather Powers has a challenge going on to make and blog about a piece of jewelry completed each week.  These earrings are my weekly contribution to the Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge.

I also have a challenge going on also--Patina Blog Hop on Feb. 28.  Ten designers will be showing what they created with the same piece of metal and unlimited patina choices for it.  Please stop by and see what see what everyone came up with.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely earrings. I really like the embossed leaf brass components.

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  2. Lovely - those patinated pieces are the perfect match!

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  3. Nicely done...they turned out wonderfully!

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  4. Lovely earrings - the patina on the brass looks great!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your lovely compliment.

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  5. Love the contrasting colors! The inspiration offered so many color possibilities, didn't it? Your skills with patina are amazing.


    Lynda

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  6. Oh, I like. The patina is lovely.

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  7. Oh, those leaf charms are lovely! Great earring design with lovely texture and color!

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  8. I lovvvvve these--they ARE COOL! xox jean

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  9. I absolutely love goldstone and they look great in your design! The leaves are beautiful! You captured the colors perfectly.

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  10. Beautiful earrings! And your patina work is gorgeous !

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  11. Great use of the inspirational photo to create some kickin' earrings! Just love your leaf design.

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  12. Love your brass charms they are very cool!

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  13. your brass charms are lovely. I wonder what type of patina method you use for brass . I use LOS on silver but i haven't worked much with brass. It seems I've been missing out on a good thing.

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  14. Beautiful earrings. I love your leaf charms.

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  15. Love the leaf pattern! Beautiful earrings!

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  16. Your earrings go so well with the colors that stand out to me in the inspiration photo also. They are really lovely!

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  17. There is a very earthy quality in this design. Love the patina. Looking forward to seeing your patina challenge as that is something that is very interesting to me! 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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