Friday, August 18, 2017

We're All Ears::Moths


photos of moths
Moths
The August We're All Ears Challenge focuses on moths. We can create a pair of earrings that is inspired by their the colors, the patterns, the shapes of moths. I had no idea that there are far more moth species in the U.S. than birds (914 bird species to be exact). Also, It amazes me the variety of colors in which they are found. Looking at the colors above, I decided that I would make some earrings inspired by orange and brown. I am working on my fall line of jewelry now and those are perfect fall color in my mind.


Burnt Orange Ceramic Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Burnt Orange Ceramic Earrings by BayMoonDesign

These burnt orange ceramic earrings have the orange and browns of some moth.  These are textured ceramic earrings that dangle below an orange and yellow bead. I thought that the orange and yellow bead was perfect for the earrings because many of the moths have all 3 colors and I like those 3 colors together.  Copper is used in the ear wires and to wrap around the ceramics. I love how the burnt orange color of the ceramics looks with copper. These rustic earrings are 2 inches and are light and comfortable to wear. The artisan ceramics are made by Marsha Neal Studio.  The earrings are available for purchase HERE.

What colors of moths inspire you?

6 comments:

  1. These earrings are really pretty. Love the colors!

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  2. One of my favorite color combinations! Perfect for fall! Lovely!

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  3. These earrings look like moths that live in old buildings particularly old libraries that are filled with parchments and old books. The brown of their wings almost merge with the brown of the books giving us a jolt when we pick up a book to see a moth flying away

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  4. Beautiful earrings Kathy. Wonderful flow of components and colors.

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  5. Love the way you wire wrapped Marsha's beads! So pretty!

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  6. I like this design very much, and could see it done up in all sorts of colors! Thanks for joining me in the Earrings Everyday challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you do next month! Enjoy the day! Erin

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