I blog about my jewelry inspirations. Readers will find that various elements of nature are my inspirations. Of course, I include jewelry making tips. This blog also includes some of my favorite Etsy shops, bead shops and jewelry customers.
I took on the October challenge of We're All Ears . The theme was Plaid. What I didn't reveal was the main focus of the challenge--the earrings. The reason that I didn't post the earrings was because I was waiting for plaid components to arrive from Ireland. Now, I can show you the plaid earrings that I was inspired to create .
I came up with a design. I even had everything needed on hand except for the most important part--the plaid components. Faced with hunting down some plaid tin and then cutting the disks myself or finding the perfect plaid tin disks for my design online, I could choose either option. Being short on time last month, I thought that there must be someone on Etsy who has already done the disk cutting and is selling plaid disks. After all, plaids are always popular and very in fashion this fall 2018 and winter 2019. I did some searching online and discovered exactly what I was hoping to find. The plaid was even in a favorite color combination of mine--red and turquoise. Perfect except for one thing, the seller balancedARTandCRAFT was in Ireland. Being of Irish ancestry, I thought that was really cool and I was excited for an excuse to buy something from the old country, but I was pretty sure I wouldn't get them in time. I took a gamble on the postal services and lost. Ten days for a shipment to make it from Ireland to US is cutting things close even when it isn't holiday time. I knew it would be close. The disks came the very next day. I think that is pretty darn good and well worth the wait. To make these earrings you need:
I am very fond of plaids. They are a timeless trend. There’s something very special about them during the colder months. The instant I see plaid prints hit the stores in the autumn, I start to think about the holidays.