Monday, January 26, 2015

New Earring Monday -Weeks 3 and 4

Florida Bay

Welcome to weeks 3 and 4 of New Years Monday sponsored by SJ Designs.

I started week 3 by focusing on turquoise, a color I have been using frequently.  I think that is because I am a snowbird living in the Florida Keys and I am surrounded by gorgeous turquoise water.  I just came back from a boating trip to Florida Bay,  The water was amazing.  There were all different kinds of blues, green, and turquoise.  I want to share with you a pair of earrings that were inspired by that trip--my seahorse earrings.

Turquoise Seahorse Earrings available at BayMoonDesign
These seahorse earrings are made from natural brass sheets that I embossed with a seahorse pattern. I then hand painted the earrings with blue and green patinas to created turquoise earrings. I used blue glass wavy and gold beads to create a rolling sea look. The metal has a protective coating to keep the color vivid for years to come! I have hung them on gold wires to accentuate the metal that shows through the patina and the gold wavy beads.

Shamrock Earrings available at BayMoonDesign
The next pair of earrings I made for my BayMoonDesign shop for Saint Patrick's Day.   They have a gold shamrock on green and sparkly, green swarovski crystal and gold beads have been added. I had the luck of the Irish with these Celtic earrings last year!  I sold several to people in Great Britain and the United States.  This year's earrings are similar but slightly different.  I hope they will be popular again.


  1. Once again we were thinking similar colors with our turquoise! Too funny. I really like how your paint job turned out on your seahorses and love the wavy beads you added. Super fun. I think I may have just acquired some of those shamrock beads (or some similar) from a friend's stash I bought. You may yet see them pop up in a future post from me. Thanks for playing along with me! I hope you are having as much fun as I am!

  2. Kathy - how lucky you are to spend your winter in the Keys! I can feel that inspiration in your beautiful seahorse earrings!
    I'm super impressed that you are already creating for St. Patrick's Day. Those adorable earrings should be very popular!

  3. Great earrings! I especially love the first pair with the wonderful color!

  4. Both pair of earrings are lovely, but I have to say the seahorse pair that really do look like the Florida bay are exquisite.

  5. Wow! I love how you did those brass components! Gorgeous!

  6. These sets are so lovely. The first pair really makes me think of the beach and the second are prefect for St. Pat's Day.