Monday, November 5, 2018

A Must Try Trend in 2018: Plaids : My Reveal

photo of couple wearing plaid clothes
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

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 .  

 Front of Plaid Earrings by BayMoonDesign
 Front of Plaid Earrings by BayMoonDesign

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:
2  ear wires
2  1 inch metal disks 
4  tin disks 
2  6-8 mm beads 
1 foot  18 gauge wire
2  rivets
Jewelry Pliers, 1.5mm Round Hole Punch
Jewelry Hammer
Bench Block

Back of Plaid Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Back of Plaid Earrings by BayMoonDesign

I put 2 complimentary plaid disks on the back of the metal disks.  I considered "the back" to be the side where I cut the rivet.
I really like the modern, clean look of the design.  

photo of girl wearing plaid
Photo by Marcos Amaral on Unsplash
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. 

photo of baby wearing plaid
Photo by Shelbey Miller on Unsplash

For me, Christmas is not complete without a closet full of flannels, tartan, and buffalo checks!  How about you?


  1. This is so wonderful! My heart is so happy. It's as if they were meant for you! I love what what you did with them. I'm so glad they found you!

  2. These were totally worth the wait! They're so cute! And, the bead you paired with them matches perfectly! Wonderful job, Kathy!