Every month the Earrings Everyday blog hosts a design challenge based on a theme. This month the challenge was inspired by Iris Apfel, whom she describes as being “the quirky and oh-so-colorful nonagenarian fashion icon that I simply must put on my Christmas wishlist.”
After spending some time googling fashion images for fall 2015, Erin Prais-Hintz provided several photos of outfits by designer Monique Lhuillier, all in shades of aubergine.
I chose to make earrings to complement these outfits.
Last year I had cut some brass discs and on two of them stamped a pretty butterfly, which I proceeded to etch. The etching was not as deep as I had hoped and they had languished in a drawer since. When I saw the lace in the inspiration outfits the airiness and lightness of the butterflies came to mind.
The deep aubergine colours reminded me of some Swarovski crystals that I also had stored away. The shape of the beads reminded me of wings. They seemed to be a natural fit for the butterfly etchings. I continued the theme with brass wire wrapping and ear wires.
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