These earrings don’t allow you to travel through time, and they are not from the future. Instead I made them a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve only just got round to photographing them, so they are a bit out of sync with my 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge posts. So it’s not quite as exciting as it sounds, but I think they are nice earrings.
They feature my double-sided sequin beads, so the underside is a lighter blue.
I also made some earrings with just the sequin beads.
It’s hard to convey in the photographs the way the colours change with the viewing angle.
The earrings I made for this month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge may seem a little abstract because I can’t share all the steps I took to get there (yet!). The beads I used are handmade by me from polymer clay (other than the gold seed beads in the last pair of earrings).
Monochrome earrings – inspired by the geometric structure of the painting.
Earrings with gold glitter beads (because it’s Christmas). I thought I could get away with these because of the gold chandelier in the painting.
The last pair is a bit of a tangent away from the painting. I was worried the stacks of flat disk beads looked a little like electric power line insulators so I tried a pair with the holes drilled off centre. I discovered that I needed to drill two holes to prevent the beads spinning around inelegantly. I was trying to achieve a look of an impossibly precarious cairn. The idea is pretty much the opposite of the order and structure of the painting, but don’t tell the muse!
Welcome to my reveal for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party. To continue the bead sharing, I’m giving away a set of handmade beads (keep reading to the bottom of this post for details). Here is the lovely bead soup sent to me sent to me by my partner Wendy Chamberlain.
My first thoughts when I saw the delicious mix of purple beads and silver caps was “Earrings!” (I LOVE making earrings.)
But I cried, “The point of the blog party is to use the focal and the clasp…”
“But look, the beads are all in pairs. Earrings!”
It was obvious to me that the pretty clasp and the pendant belonged together in the same necklace, so I decided to make some polymer clay beads inspired by the embroidery on the pendant. That way I could make the necklace and still have the mixed beads to play with for earrings. 🙂
I also used some green dyed lava cube beads that matched the colour of the leaves on the pendant and some silver seed beads.
I love the texture that the crochet beads give.
And then I made some earrings… 16 pairs in fact!
* EDIT – Giveaway is now closed. *
Luckily I was able to stop making earring before I used all the polymer clay beads I had made, so I am giving away a set of 8 ‘Embroidered Pearl’ beads. Just let me know in the comments that you would like to be included in the draw (join in even if you are international). I’ll announce the winner by 1st June 2014.