Monday, January 12, 2015

New Earring Monday and Readying for Valentine's Day

I have taken the challenge and I am playing along in the New Earring Monday sponsored by SJ Designs Jewelry.   I love making earrings and this will be a great way to always keep moving forward at a steady pace.  It's super simple to play along... just make one pair of earrings a week and share them on your blog every two weeks.  I will try to do something a little different and dip into my art beads and make my own earwires with some regularity.

Sterling silver and black earrings available for purchase at BayMoonDesign

For this month, I challenged myself to make my own sterling silver ear wires. I made these sterling silver and black earrings.  These are geometric black recycled glass beads have a pretty sea glass look to them. I paired the black beads from ZnetsShows with an interesting looking pewter bead with texture. I made the sterling silver ear wires so that their size would accent the geometric dangles and pewter beads. These are fun earrings that are about 2 inches long.

Love is all around this time of year!

With Valentine's Day approaching, I like to work with pink and reds in my designs.

Hot Pink Earrings available for purchase at BayMoonDesign

I made these striking hot pink earrings. The geometric earrings have black and hot pink beads that have a dramatic look to them. I paired the black and hot pink beads with handmade sterling ear wires so that their size and shape would accent the geometric beads.  I find it difficult to find pink and hot pink beads that I like.  These beads came from MyElements which is a shop that I recently discovered.  I recommend looking at their chains and beads.  I love they both.  There are lots of beads in a variety of fun shapes and colors.  Their chains come in lots of cool colors and a variety of metals and sizes.

MyElements chain on Handmade Long Red Necklace and large Sterling Clasp by BayMoonDesign

In addition to adding jewelry for Valentine's Day, I added some handmade cards to my shop. 
Heartini card for Valentine's Day available at BayMoonDesign

I pulled my red and pink card stock out to make some handmade Valentine's cards for family and my for sale in my BayMoonDesign shop.

As I mentioned, I am finding these challenges a great way to always keep moving forward at a steady pace.  I feel that I am ready for Valentine's Day!  How about you?


  1. I'm go glad you are playing along, Kathy! It will be more fun for me and keep me even more motivated to have friends. :) I also think it's great that you are giving yourself some extra challenges along the way. Love those black and silver earrings.... I would get a lot of wear out of those. I too find good pink (and purple) beads hard to find. Those hot pink geometric beads give your second pair a fun retro feeling.

  2. Fun earrings, Kathy! I love the earwires in your second pair.

  3. Making your own findings really adds character to any design! I love the pink earrings!