Friday, June 20, 2014

June We're All Ears Challenge Reveal

Guggenheim Museum
Hello again and welcome to the June reveal for the We're All Ears Challenge. I would again like to thank Erin over at Earrings Everyday for hosting us each month.  On the first Friday of a new month she posts an inspiration object and then we return on the third Friday to blog about what we created from that inspiration.  

This month Erin chose this view looking up to the top of the rotunda.  I have never been to the Guggenheim (it would be on my list if I ever got to NY) but I had the luck of growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.  This exposed me at a very young age to the architectural wonders of Frank Lloyd Wright.  We would often take trips to Oak Park to look at the buildings he designed there.  

Because of my love of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was really excited about designing something that took the spirals of the photograph and brought them to life.  

City Circles

I used Vintaj brass rings to symbolize the levels of the floors that are represented in the picture.  The larger crystals are in a melon opal shade and they remind me of the white that is in between each brown layer in the photograph.   Finally, I used crystal bicones in greige.  Those little bit of sparkle remind me of the city lights.  

As I worked on my design, I remembered a shopping trip my sister and I took to Oak Park right before Christmas.  It was night time and the city was covered in holiday decorations.   Those little bicones sparkling against the ivory colored ones remind me of the twinkling lights against the snow.  

I had a lot of fun working on this month's design.   I got to take a look back at some of the favorite buildings of my childhood.  And, as my creation came together I was able to re-visit special memories I made with my sister.  

Please check out the Earrings Everyday blog here to see the other submissions this month.   And thank you for stopping by!

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  1. I just adore Frank Lloyd Wright! Being from Wisconsin, I have had the chance to see some of his structures as well. I love the simplicity of this design. The radiating circles and the subtle sparkle are really beautiful! Thank you for joining in the We're All Ears June challenge. Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. I love the imagery of your holiday lights story and the connection you made with that experience during your creative process. Very clever use of the crystals and rings. Cool earrings! My dad, an industrial designer, exposed me to a lot of FLW architecture, and I fondly remember many of his tours. Fun family memory.

  3. I like the swingy, airiness of this design!

  4. You managed to put a lot of different elements to make urban, industrial and romantic earrings. I love this combination.

  5. So much thought went into these earrings! Fabulous!

  6. Your story adds to the lovely dimension of the creativity you came up with. Nice!

  7. I love the way the crystals give a little flash to an industrial sort of look and represent the lights in the photo. Very cool pair!


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