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July's We're All Ears challenge is to find a picture of a favorite summer drink and build some earrings around it! The colors, the flavors, the shape of the glass, the way the ice melts, even the sweat stain on the coaster....your choice!
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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. This year's celebration was very special because I had both of my adult children at home so I wanted to find a festive red, white, and blue drink.
|Patriotic Vodka Slushie|
We celebrated with a refreshing and colorful slushie made with grenadine, blue curacao, and spiked lemonade. I need to point out that the way you layer this drink isn’t a choice. To effectively create layers, you need to consider the thickness of each liquid. In this case, grenadine is thicker than Blue Curacao, and lemonade is thinner than both grenadine and Blue Curacao. This is why the drink is layered red, blue, and white, because it goes from thickest consistency to thinnest. If you layered it any other way then the layers might not hold and the different colors would be more likely to bleed through.
|Red Rose Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
The patriotic color scheme of red, white, and blue inspired these earrings. I used red polymer clay roses by Brooke Bock and the royal blue lampwork by Sue Kennedy. I added some recycled, vintage white glass beads. The earrings are finished with Vintaj brass earwires. These earrings are available for purchase HERE. They would make a great July birthday gift. You may also want to snag them for yourself. They are perfect for the summer holidays.
I can't wait to see what other drinks inspired some earrings. What a fun challenge!