Title: Crozant, The Bouchardon Mill
By: Armand Guillaumin
Medium: Oil on Canvas
As soon as I saw this painting, I knew that I was in this challenge. I love the subdued colors in it. It also has a lot of purple. I love purple. I have a few pendants with purple that I considered using. But one day, I happened upon Michelle Ann McCarthy's purple leaves and I fell in love with them immediately. I think they are perfect for this challenge.
|Purple Leaf Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
A few years ago, I would have stayed away from these leaves because they had those tiny wire loops in the top that I don't like to see in a finished piece of jewelry. Now, I can work with them because I mastered a few ways of covering them. One of my favorite ways to do this, I used when I created these earrings. I created 4 three jump ring rosettes. They are easy to make. Just open one jump ring and attach it to another, add a third jump ring though the center of both the first jump rings. For some reason, I have a large collection of black jump rings and I saw this as an opportunity to use a dozen of them. I knew I was bound to have the right size in this large jump ring collection.
I love the purple leaf earrings that I created. The plum color in the leaves contrasts with the bold black and white part in the leaf design. I highlighted the handmade ceramics by using blacked bronze jump ring rosettes and ear wires. I also added a round bead that is the same plum color.
|Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash|
I am thankful for my loyal customers and I am offering free shipping from now through Dec. 20, 2017 when you spend a minimum of $20 in my BayMoonDesign shop. Just use the coupon code YULE 2017 when you checkout. You can even snag these purple earrings if you are quick!