Earrings Everyday Sunflower Challenge Reveal!
I have to be honest here....I discovered I hardly have any floral beads in my stash - let alone a specific flower! So, not only was this a sunflower challenge, it was an, OMG, time to get creative with what you've got challenge, as well!
I did have one short string of sunflower beads inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Sunfowers painting made by Heather Powers . I love working with these spacer beads because the shape is great and it's a way of adding color and pattern in a subtle way. Being polymer, they keep earrings light weight when you want to make a taller stack of beads.
I took a polymer bead making class with Heather one year where we made our own cane. Let me tell you, that was quite an education into the work and foresight needed to create such beads. They are worth every penny and then some!
This was about my third attempt at this earring pair before I felt the love. I am really thrilled with the final outcome. Adding the deep red flowers on top really made the sunflowers pop below. Those yellowy pumpkins brought the shape I was looking for all together.
This lovely asymmetrical enamel pair was made by glass bead maker Patricia Larsen. Patricia and I found each other at B&B a few years ago and we've been bead buddies ever since. I've been waiting for just the right findings and these little ornate, vintage, jump-rings were the perfect size and color.
One of the centers has a heart!
I have a new shopping mission....FLOWERS, for my stash!
Thanks for having a look today! Hope you hop back another time for a visit!
Loralee xo - meow!
Loralee Kolton Jewelry - artful in beads