The Art Elements Theme Challenge is honoring the rabbit or hare for April 2021. This month provides many of us with lots of opportunities for real life sightings. Yesterday when I was out walking I spotted several. Plus, who doesn't love the fantastic Easter bunny who just paid us a visit.
This challenge is open to any medium and you are welcome to share your creations in the designated album on the Art Elements Community Facebook Page or your blog anytime during the month.
Andrew Coop on Unsplash
I decided that this was the perfect motivation for me to use some vintage brass rabbits that I had on hand. I also had some ice resin left from a previous project. The challenge for me was locating a pair of bezels that were an oval shape and perfect size. I spent some time on the Internet looking for what I had in mind. Another challenged that I faced was locating the perfect background for the rabbits on the bezels. I also gave thought to where I would add beads. After all I have some really pretty leaves and flowers that I could add. Since I like to keep my earrings small rather than large, I finally decided that these earrings are meant to be simple. The sterling silver ear wires I added are small but have lots of style.
In a previous blog I described using Ice Resin for the first time and being really pleased with the results. This is my second project with this Ice Resin and I am wondering why it has taken me so long to go back to.
After deciding which high quality paper to use from my collection, I prepared to make 2 pairs of earrings which would be alike except for their background. I then gathered four bezels, ice resin, a pencil, sizzors and Mod Podge. It is important to use high quality, thick paper and trace your oval on the backside of the paper. I then attached the paper to the inside of the bezel with Mod Podge and let dry. The rabbit fit inside perfectly.
I like the pink sparkly pink background for a girly pair. My next pair has a more earthy look with the green background that reminds me of ferns and nature.
Modern Repurposed Rabbit Earrings by BayMoonDesign
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I was inspired to make by the rabbit theme. Please take some time and visit the other artists to see what they made.