Friday, June 17, 2016

We're All Ears: June Inspiration

photo of strawberries
[Photo credit :: Danielle MacInnes :: Unsplash]

For We're All Ears: June Inspiration we are using strawberries as our yummy theme.  This fruit is cultivated worldwide. Strawberries are appreciated for their characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and most of all for their sweetness. We consume this fruit in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry flavorings and aromas are also used in products like lip gloss, candy, hand sanitizers, perfume, and many others.
Strawberry earrings by BayMoonDesign
Strawberry earrings by BayMoonDesign
I couldn't resist buying the strawberry lampwork beads from Shufflestudio. They looked so real and luscious looking. The red and green beads have an organic, natural look to them. I added some brass leaves and vines to the beads. The ear wires are brass. They are perfect for summer especially for a trip to the farmer's market.  If you would like to buy them for a summer birthday gift, they are available at BayMoonDesign.
photo of strawberry
[Photo credit :: Christian Widell :: Unsplash]

For my next pair, I found some rustic ceramic strawberries made by JunqueJules.
Rustic strawberry earrings by BayMoonDesign
Rustic Strawberry Earrings by BayMoonDesign
To these handmade ceramics I added green beads to the kidney wires. The ear wires are natural brass.  I think that they have a bohemian look to them.  They are available for purchase HERE.

With all this focus on strawberries, I finally gave into the temptation and made a strawberry trifle.  Here is the recipe that I used. 


1 yellow layer cake
1 large strawberry jello
1 vanilla pudding
Strawberries fresh sliced or frozen sliced
Cool Whip

Crumble layer cake into a pretty glass bowl. Prepare jello using 1 3/4 cup water; pour jello over cake. Set 1 hour. Add 1/2 sliced strawberries, pour prepared pudding on first strawberry layer. Add remaining strawberries. Top with Cool Whip. Keep refrigerated.
                                                                   recipe from

 I am sure you would enjoy the ease and taste.

 How do you like your strawberries?


  1. Gorgeous earrings! What a terrific strawberry post and thanks for sharing the recipe too.

  2. Two great berry earrings AND a recipe! You were inspired! I'm definitely going to try the trifle.

  3. What sweet earrings. And that trifle sounds delightful.

  4. Adorable earrings! Love both pairs. The red lampwork beads are absolutely gorgeous! You've done a wonderful job.

  5. I love the earrings that you made--both pairs! They are simply lovely. And that recipe looks really yummy... I'm sure I'll have to try it out. Beautifully done!

  6. I love strawberry flavour and the recipe sounds delicious

  7. Fun earrings, Kathy! I'm in love with those sweet ceramic charms in the second pair!

  8. Both pair of earrings are so cute! Perfectly summery.

  9. Those strawberry beads are so juicy!

  10. Your designs are lovely and those strawberry lampwork beads are SWEET! I just might try that recipe-yummy.

  11. I can recall taking raw berries from the just-picked flats and dipping them in sugar. I need to get to that celebratory shortcake this week! Those glass beads are so very lifelike... I really thought they were real! You and I were thinking alike. Love the ceramic charms as well. Very fun pairs! Thanks for playing along with me in this juicy June challenge. Stop by at Earrings Everyday on July 1st for our next inspiration! Enjoy the day. Erin