Friday, August 17, 2018

We're All Ears:: August Inspiration :: Spoonflower

10 graphics that are Winners of  Circles are the New Triangles Contest Entries
Winners of  Circles are the New Triangles Contest Entries
August's We're All Ears inspiration is from a website that prints custom fabrics--Spoonflower. At Spoonflower, you can get custom fabrics in a variety of styles, from cotton to satin to chiffon, and you can even design your own fabric pattern! How cool is that?

Our challenge is to interpret a favorite fabric into earrings from the Circles are the New Triangles Contest. To narrow it down, we are to select a fabric from one of the top 10 winners.  From the graphic above you can see these top 10 give you a wide range of colors and patterns and interpretations of circles for you to choose from.

Surprise Party By Kate Rhees
Surprise Party By Kate Rhees 
My first selection for inspiration is the first place winner Surprise Party By Kate Rhees. Being a child of the sixties, I have always loved big circle earrings. Now, they are back in fashion. For me, they always have been in style. I had some red and brown ceramic circles by Marsha Neal Studio that I thought would be perfect.  I noticed the use of red and brown in this graphic which is a combination that I like. 
Circle Love Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Circle Love Earrings by BayMoonDesign

These are ceramic red hoop earrings with a retro look. The red and brown hoop earrings are perfect for those who are looking for circle earrings with an earthy retro look. They are very light on the ears. I used natural brass findings and ear wires when I made the earrings. These boho earrings hangs 2 inches (5.1 cm.) in length.  They are available for purchase in my online store.

Pond Life By Vincent Desjardins
Pond Life By Vincent Desjardins
My next graphic selection that inspired a pair of earrings is Pond Life By Vincent Desjardins. I love how the circular ripples radiate across a pond filled with round lily pads and waterlilies. Koi fish circle below the surface. It caught my attention because it looks like my tiny backyard pond which is filled with lily pads and waterlilies too, but pond has goldfish instead of Koi fish.  
Pond Life Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Pond Life Earrings by BayMoonDesign
The earrings are inspired by the blue green colors and circular shapes in the "Pond Life" graphic.  I used handmade oval, blue green ceramic beads by Grubbi and pretty green crystal beads to create modern earrings with a boho look. Natural brass ear wires are used to complete the design. The long earrings are light and comfortable to wear and measure 2.5 inches in length. They have a modern, distresses look to them.  These are unique earrings that are available for purchase in my online store.

I encourage you to join me and see what other jewelry designers were inspired to make. 


  1. Love the earrings, and summaries of your inspirations. The pond life design fits so well visually with your description of your backyard pond, and the earrings perfectly resonate with both.

  2. Its great that you have a lily pond in your backyard and you have captured the visual of it in your earrings. I stayed at a resort once which had a tiny pond next to our suite similar to the one that you are describing but with regular fish and lots of tadpoles.

  3. Lovely earrings, especially the last pair.

  4. These fabrics are so fun! I love that you happened to have the perfect beads at hand. Thanks for finding the time to play along in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Both pairs are super cute, Kathy! I especially love the mod hoops. Fun challenge!