The last time I participated in the Earrings Everyday monthly inspiration challenge was in July. Things went haywire for me for a while but I got back on track and meant to join last month. I didn’t quite succeed but was determined to participate this month. I am happy to have succeeded.
The inspiration was a video again, of an amazing kinetic sculpture called BreakingWave. It’s amazing how these balls are moved in such a fluid motion.
I made 2 pairs of earrings and tried to stay true to the beauty of the forms and the golden colour in my creations.
The first pair is an attempt to follow the waving forms made by the moving sculpture, interpreted in the shape of the dangling stacks of beads. I used glass drop seed beads and gold plated wires. The seed beads are a creamy colour with drizzles of a deeper honey colour all over them. They have an irregular form with holes placed off centre.
|Rhythm and Waves|
The second pair are a little truer to the colour, but still an interpretation. I used honey jade and gold plated wires again. I wrapped wire around some of the beads and made little spirals at the bottom of others. Everything was linked together using jump rings in 2 sizes. Different shades and pattern variations of the honey jade were selected, showing how nature reflects its own rhythm. Each bead colour flows into the next.
|Twists and Spins (Sold)|
|Twists and Spins (Sold)|
This second pair is a gift for a friend who did something special for me and increased my ‘stash’ of wires and clasps.
Now, come check out what everyone else made here
Glad you made it back this month. Love your designs and I particularly admire your second pair with that amazing wire work. I don't have the patience or skill for that and would never in a million years be able to match up one side to the next! I'm sure your friend is going to love them...xxReplyDelete
I like your first pair more as its an indirect inspiration than the secondReplyDelete
Both of the are not only beautiful but a great interpretation of this months challenge!ReplyDelete
Beautiful earrings! They really represent the movement and color of the inspiration sculpture.ReplyDelete
Very unique designs that mimic the art installation! Well done!ReplyDelete
Two beautiful designs. I love how you used the off center drilled beads to create movement in the first pair. And all the spiral motion in the second. Lovely.ReplyDelete
I am impressed that you created beautiful earrings that stayed so true in both form and color to this fascinating art piece. (The earrings I created were so much less focused.) All of the beads are gorgeous. I especially love the second pair with your unique wire wrapping and cluster of lovely honey jade. Your thoughtful friend will love them!ReplyDelete
Honey jade, yum I love it! These are gorgeous as are your first pair. I love seed beads and use them a lot. When I saw your earrings I felt that they both were a beautiful expression of movement. The second pair are fabulous with the swirls of wire to visually pull the eye throughout the beads and with that I feel the movement of the piece. The first, knowing that thy move and are not static I again feel the movement and the representation of our inspiration. Great job!ReplyDelete
Glad that you are back with us! Both pairs are really cool, but I'm especially smitten with the second pair. I love your wire work with those rounds. Your friend should be thrilled to receive them!ReplyDelete
Thank you all for your comments, and yes she was absolutely delighted and put them on right awayReplyDelete
Welcome back! I love the color of those beads. They are creamy and dreamy! The sense of movement in each is really inspiring. I love the little touches like the spirals on the second pair. What a nice gift to give! Thank you for sharing your mini kinetic sculptures for the December We're All Ears Challenge. Check back on January 2nd for the next inspiration! Enjoy the day! ErinReplyDelete
Both pairs are absolutely stupendous!ReplyDelete
Love your designs and your photography. Those seed beads really are gorgeous, beautiful wire wrap but the first my fav.ReplyDelete