Friday, September 19, 2014
September We're All Ears Challenge Reveal
Hello! Welcome to the September reveal of the We're All Ears challenge hosted by Earrings Everyday Every month, Erin is our hostess and she chooses a great inspiration photo for all those who participate to create from. This month, the inspiration was macro photography. Check out her post here to learn more about this type of photography and why she chose it to work with this month.
I wiggled for joy when I saw this month's photos. Trees! Bark! Lichen!! How could Forest of Jewels not love those pictures? I was excited to take my favorite design themes and work with them this month. I decided to focus on the trees and the colors in the photographs to design my earrings.
I wanted the earrings to be linear to reflect the main photo in the collage above. Brown was a focus color, but I also wanted to bring in the soft green and beige from the other photos. The rod shaped beads are fossil stone and I highlighted those with small green aventurine rounds, and small round sesame and red jasper beads. The top half of the earrings are larger green aventurine lentils and the sesame and red jasper beads.
I am so in love with the delicate fluidity of these earrings. The colors really reflect what the forest looks like outside my window. It was a pleasure to work with different types of natural gemstones. My love of stones are what got me into designing my own jewelry in the first place.
Thanks again to Erin, it was a great challenge and I look forward to next month. Make sure you stop by the challenge page to see what everyone else has designed!