Monday, April 20, 2015

We're All Ears April Reveal

Reference piece from Earrings Everyday
For a little over a year now,  Erin over at Earrings Everyday has hosted a monthly design challenge.  Each month she chooses an inspiration item for us to focus on as we create our designs.  She is wonderful at coming up with ideas!  This month she chose the architecture at The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.   These buildings are very modern and amazing!  I strongly encourage you to read the inspiration blog post here to see examples of the buildings and the marvels of architecture design.

The building I chose to use as  my inspiration (pictured above) is L'Oceanografic which is the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe.  I just love the design.  It reminds me of a dolphin crashing back into water after it has just taken a breath.  The sleekness and the round curve is what drew me to the photograph.

Last week,  I also participated in Andrew Thornton's Frenzied Motion Challenge. While I was making the pieces for that challenge,  I couldn't help but think how much some of the beads he had included in the kit would work perfectly for this month's earring design.

I love the smooth circular lines of the saucer shaped beads and I continued the roundness in my choice of the light lavender coin shaped beads in the dangle as well.  Since this is an ocean themed inspiration picture,  I added Swarovski crystals in shades of blue and grey to mimic the color of the sea.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my entry for this month's challenge! Check out everyone's designs below!


  1. Very Pretty! The colors the texture add to the interest of these aquatic earrings.

  2. I love the flow of the flat beads. It's a very nice pair of earrings. The colors are very soothing as well.

  3. I love the flow of the flat beads, and the colors are very soothing.

  4. I love the saucer bead what is it? Beautiful earrings and interpretation. I love these challenges because I get to have a peek into all of the wonderful artists vision. I never would have seen what you saw unless I read your blog!

  5. Great use of shape and color! You are right, that this does look like a dolpin! (I think this one is the fine arts auditorium, but they are all such cool buildings!). The colors of the beads really speak to the water and the reflections in the pictures. I am so glad that you could play along with me this month, and I hope to see you in the mix next month, too! Enjoy the day. Erin


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