Friday, April 21, 2017

We're All Ears:: April Inspiration::Eggs


photo of Easter eggs
photo credit ::  https://unsplash.com/@anniespratt
This month's Were All Ear's challenge is this... use the EGG as your Muse in whatever form you would like.   You can pick the rainbow colors that you remember as a child.
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photo of eggs photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@rachaelgorjestani
photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@rachaelgorjestani

You can stick to more natural egg imagery as a sign of life and rebirth and the continuance of nature awakening in the spring.

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You can just use a simple egg shape.


different shapes of eggs photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@anniespratt
photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@anniespratt
      There are so many options.   Well what did I decide to do?                                                                  
natural birds eggs photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@studioktr
photo credit :: https://unsplash.com/@studioktr

I was inspired by the eggs in the spring that are found in birds' nests.

Eggs in Nest Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Eggs in Nest Earrings by BayMoonDesign

I found these cute birds made by Vintaj.  I got out my natural brass wire and some vintage glass pearls that I made the birds nests with the pearls in them.  I decided to use the vintage pearls because I like their beige color rather than a stark white.  The most difficult part was figuring how many jump rings to use to get the birds to hang at the right spot and in the right direction.

I do want to make a pair of nests with sterling silver wire.  For the silver nests, I am going to use white pearls.  This was my first attempt in making nests and I am pleased with the results. There are lots of tutorial on the Internet.  I really enjoyed making them.  I plan to make nest more now.  They are great accents in necklaces.  I love an article that I read about using nests made into pins as baby shower favors.   I thought that was a really cute idea and I am filing that idea away for further use.

If you need a special gift for Mother's Day or a new mom, these earrings are available in my online shop.  This was a fun challenge for me.


3 comments:

  1. Great idea to do the nests! I learned how to do this years ago from a tutorial I bought from Deryn Mentock, back when she was like one of the only people doing it. I love making nests like this with beads. I love to wrap little bits of fiber in the wire as well, especially some eyelash fiber yarn that I have. Perfect reminder that spring and new life is abundant and around us all the time! Thanks for playing along! Happy Spring! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  2. Adorable birds and nests, Kathy! I love the look of those wire nests but have never attempted it myself.

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  3. These are fab! I've been wanting to try making bird nests for a while too. I think yours turned out great. And, the vintage white was a super choice with the brass. Beautiful!

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