Here was this month's inspiration:
This month, Erin felt called to the great collection at Pottery Barn and asked us to design something from this table setting. She was inspired by the colors, shapes and textures in the picture, and I agree, it makes for a wonderful place setting. Since the main colors in my dining room are that exact same green, I felt that this setting would be at home in my own dining room (that is if I cleared all the jewelry supplies off the dining room table).
I found my inspiration not in the colors or even that sweet little bird, however. I originally wanted to create something that reminded me of the olives or the little golden berries so I went looking through my bead stash for just the right beads. But when I got there, my mind went off in a completely different direction. I started thinking about the dinner party the table was set for, who would be there and what the host would be serving. While creating the party in my mind, I decided to create earrings that I would wear to this special evening.
I am so in love with my design. Dangling from the floral connectors are tiny bicone crystals in citrine and they are my homage to those little golden berries in the picture. The larger crystal rondelles are actually two different shades. The top beads are half-tone silver and the bottom ones are smoky quartz.
I find these earrings have a great vintage feel and would look beautiful with an ivory silk blouse. Picture that dinner party with me; good food, good friends...an evening to make memories.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my creation. Make sure to check out the Earrings Everyday blog to see everyone else's designs from this month's inspiration.