Friday, September 21, 2018

We're All Ears :: September Inspiration :: Ode to Autumn

Photo of fall gourds
Photo by Keilidh Ewan on Unsplash

photo of coffee and tiny pumpkins
Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash
With the official start of fall, it is only fitting that the We're All Ears Challenge is to create earrings that are an Ode to Autumn.  Labor Day has come and gone.  Pumpkin spice is starting to waft in the air.  I spotted lots of Halloween candy in the store today.  The autumnal equinox is upon us.  
 On Saturday, September 22, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of fall.  The daylight hours will continue to shorten until the winter solstice in December. For those south of the equator, it’s the beginning of spring.  Equinox literally means “equal night.” And during the equinox, most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.

Photo of Fall leaves and woods
Photo by Dennis Buchner on Unsplash

When the days get shorter this is when the leaves start to change colors.  The color change is more dependent on light than on temperature. Temperature and weather conditions can effect the intensity of the colors.  I always associate fall with orange, reds, greens and yellows.  Mother Nature seems to surround us with those colors.  My new Fall earrings are inspired by these fall colors.
Modern Orange Earrings with Leather by BayMoonDesign

These modern orange earrings have pale orange and brown ceramics. The circular ceramics hang below a soft brown leather and orange quartz beads. Copper ear wires are used to bring out the oranges. The orange and brown colors in the ceramics by Marsha Neal Studio make these statement earrings perfect for the fall.

photo of pumpkin by Arnaud Weyts on Unsplash
Photo by Arnaud Weyts on Unsplash

My second pair of earrings have swirls of red, oranges, browns. These reddish orange earrings are made with textured geometric ceramics. The earrings dangle below a copper accent bead. Copper is used in the ear wires and to wrap around the ceramics. I love how the orange color of the ceramics looks with copper.
Reddish Orange Ceramic Earrings by BayMoonDesign

The artisan ceramics are made by Marsha Neal Studio.

Photo by Alfred Schrock on Unsplash

This photo caught my eye.  I love the colors in the leaves pair with the acorn.  I decided these colors would be perfect with purple lamp work that I had.  The lamp work has specks of these colors in it.

Long Colorful Fall Lamp Work Earrings by BayMoonDesign
These fall colors of purple, orange, and green in the beautiful artisan lamp work make a stunning pair of contemporary statement earrings, This modern art jewelry sparkles with the addition of Czech glass beads and copper. The long purple earrings are a perfect gift or fashion accessory.

The lamp work beads are made by a SRA artist Sue Kennedy

Photo by AZGAN MjESHTRI on Unsplash
Photo by AZGAN MjESHTRI on Unsplash

Happy Fall!  


  1. Great collection of earrings. My favorite would be the disc earrings. I love what you did with the leather in the first pair. And also a great collection of pictures.

  2. The palette of fall is the absolute best! I love all the variety that you created here, with such beautiful art beads! I like them all, but the ones with Marsha's ceramic disks are just hypnotic to me! Thanks for playing along with me in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

    1. Thanks for the wonderful palette to use for inspiration. Great fun!

  3. These are all so fun! The color palette of your last pair is fabulous, but it's the leather ties on your first pair that really catch my eye. They give me the warm-fuzzies like a comfy cardigan!

  4. Lovely fall colors, Kathy! I love the combinations you've chosen for your earrings - not just the colors but also the components - they fit one another beautifully.

  5. Great earrings, Kathy! I really love how you used leather in that first pair. Very fun!

  6. Lovely earring designs. The mix of colors and shapes in the last pair really speak to me.