Friday, August 21, 2015

We're All Ears Aug Inspiration

Antelope Canyon
August's inspiration for We're All Ears Challenge is one of the least accessible and most photographed vistas in the American Southwest-- Antelope Canyon.  Antelope Canyon is in northern Arizona.  It is home to some magnificent slot canyons. According to Wikipedia, the Navajo people have a name for the Upper Antelope Canyon - Tsé bighánílíní - which means "the place where water runs through rocks."  Slot canyons are chasms eroded over eons by wind and rain and raging floods to create one of the most spectacular natural masterpieces. Antelope Canyon is located on the Navajo Reservation and can only be accessed by licensed tours with a guide and a permit to visit them.

These orange agate earrings are inspired by the photo of Antelope Canyon. The colors and striation in the agate remind me of the canyon.  I paired the agate with copper in order to pick up more of the color.  These earrings are available for purchase HERE.

"the place where water runs through rock"

This photo shows that at certain times of the day light penetrates the canyons bathing the entire area and penetrate to the canyon floor. These magic shafts of light only penetrate the secret chambers of the canyons for around 30 minutes each day from late May to late June.

Natural Freshwater Pearl Earrings by Bay Moon Design

These are natural freshwater pearls are another great choice for a natural material to use in an interpretation of this beauty found in nature.  Beautiful freshwater brown coin pearls are combined with brown spike pearls. These special pearl earrings have  sterling ear wires that I made.   These earrings are available for purchase HERE.

How do you think I did?


  1. I would not of thought to use pearls...but yours really work...just lovely! And the orange agate and pairing it with the copper another great choice!

  2. Isn't orange a fun color to play with? I love orange agate stones; that firey color is gorgeous. Pretty earrings inspired by a magical place!

  3. I can just imagine those agate earrings glowing in the light when worn and I love how you have picked out the natural elements for this challenge. Lovely earrings...xx

  4. I love the earthy palette of those natural beads (love the keishi pearls! Great texture on those!). I like how different they are but that they both represent the canyon so well! Thank you for participating in the Earrings Everyday We're All Ears challenge. Check back on the blog on September 4th for the next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Beautiful earrings. The beads are beautiful.

  6. Your earrings are beautiful, I love that you used pearls, their organic texture reflects the texture of the rock so well.

  7. Like Terri, the inspiration photo wouldn't have inspired me to open my pearl drawer, but I adore those earrings, and they're simply, completely, perfect!

  8. Beautiful! I too wouldn't have thought to use pearls...excellent choice! And the agate ones really shine like the canyon!

    1. I love pearls and I try to use them in a new and different way. Kathy

  9. I like how your stacks of irregular shaped beads mimics the shapes in the canyon walls. Very nice.

  10. Beautiful earrings! Love the beads you used -- perfect for the challenge.

  11. A great take on the challenge. One pair highlighted the sunlit stones and the other focused on the darkest shadows.