Saturday, March 22, 2014

We're All Ears - March Reveal


As soon as I saw the inspiration picture for this month, I knew I wanted to use thread in my earrings. 


My two ideas were making tassels or wrapping thread around hoops. Both ideas centered around the rectangular, pressed glass flower beads I got last week. Since I'd never made any, I thought I would try tassels. I still want to try the others with hoops but need to get more of the flower beads or find some similar shaped ones in my bead hoard stash.  


Here's what I ended up with after I added the beads to the tassels. 


The beads represent the embroidered flowers in the inspiration picture...


and the thread colors of the tassels draw from the embroidery. I really like how they swing and I'll definitely make more in some different colors. 

Here's the Earrings Everyday reveal post with everyone's creations!

11 comments:

  1. I adore your design and thought process. Thanks for the nice comments on the ones I made...you totally figured out the points I took from the illustration! If all goes well I hope to see you in next month's challenge.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy seeing everyone's thought process of illustration to earrings, too.

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  2. You took inspiration from whole pic and beautiful execution. . love the earrings n tassels too :)

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  3. Love those tassels, they really bring movement to your design and would be fun to wear...love them...xx

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    1. Thank you, I love their movement, too.

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  4. Great connection with the painting through your use of threads! Fun earrings!

    Lynda

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    1. Thank you, I've had fun wearing them already. :)

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  5. Those pastel tassels are just perfect! I love the softness of the tassels. Lovely earrings!

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    1. Thanks! The softness and pastels made for a great pair of spring earrings.

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  6. The tassels are perfect! Great design. I love your thought process, too!!

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