Friday 15 January 2016

We’re All Ears January Challenge

I didn’t participate in the We’re All Ears monthly challenge for the last couple of months. It’s sponsored by the hosts of the Earrings Everyday blog and the inspiration this month is the Pantone colours of the year.

Continuing my efforts to get back on track I was determined to join in.

I knew what I would use for my earrings as soon as I saw the inspiration. Even then I still agreed with Erin in that this is not a combination I would normally use. I’ve had these glass rounds in my inventory for over 4 years because, though I thought they were charming, I couldn’t work them into a design.

Pretty good match aren’t they? To be honest, the blue is deeper than the Serenity blue chosen by Pantone. To counter that I selected beads with more pink and not as much blue. Then the challenge was finding the right design. The beads were a bit too large to go with my first idea of a waterfall effect. I rejected several other layouts before finally settling on this one.

I had looped them through a smaller jump ring at the top but felt something was missing. I was going to wrap a fine wire around the beads. That is I was until I pulled out these larger 9 mm jump rings. They seemed to add a nice round touch to contrast the horseshoe shape of the beads.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


  1. Sweet! These beads are spot on for this challenge.

  2. That is what I love about these inspiration challenges, it makes me go looking through my stash for the perfect beads. Your choice is great and I love the circular motion the larger jump ring adds. Nice!

  3. Wow, the perfect beads, and I love the hoop design.

  4. Lucky you to have found the perfect beads for this inspiration! Love the hoops!

  5. Very pretty beads and delightful hoops!

  6. Those beads are perfect for this challenge! were ahead of your time! ;-) I like the simple shape of these earrings that highlight the beauty of the beads. Thanks for playing along with me in the We're All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Check back on Feb 5th for our next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

    1. Thanks Erin. Looking forward to the next inspiration