The end of January?! How does that happen?
The snow continues, everything is covered in ice from freezing rain yesterday. I was looking at blogs--posts from other artists mostly--and debating whether to brave the weather. Then, I found the reminder that tomorrow is the reveal date!
Thanks for making my decision for me! Back to my studio in a hurry. It was all clear, since I finished a sketching/painting project just yesterday.
So there's plenty of room for me to frantically plow thru my stash . . . opening the baggies, boxes, envelopes of GREAT STUFF! Sorting into little 'idea bins': exotic combinations of beads, metals, and stringing materials.
OH! I found a pair of treasured bronze mental clay earring charms from Lesley Watt! They are reminiscent of the sea -- what could be better on a wintery, cold day in January?! And then, I found their perfect match: a pair of lampwork beads from Daneal Hansel. I found these while spending a wonderful afternoon with my girlfriends just after Christmas. She and her husband have a wonderful shop in Burton, Ohio, right next to Quintealia's Tea Parlor.
|Quintealia's Tea Parlor|
Without further ado, here are a few hasty photos of the earrings I created:
Bubbles, shells, light, and a bit of metallic leather cord to tie it all together. Thanks for the challenge! (Now, do I go back and play with the other wonderful stuff I unearthed, or make dinner? Choices, choices!)
While I decide, please follow this link to the list of other participants in this challenge: