Friday 19 January 2018

We’re All Ears January Challenge – Colour of the Year

I am happy to participate in the Earrings Everyday blog hop this month. This month’s challenge is built around the Pantone colour of the year, Ultra Violet. You can read all about it here

Pantone Colour of the Year

Purple is one of my favourite colours. I was cleaning up my supply of storage tins lately and found the perfect one for this challenge. To my eye it looks like a combination of Ultra Violet and Hyacinth Violet from the Drama Queen colour harmony in the inspiration post

Tin Cover – Ready for Repurposing

The combination of the purple shades with the pale grey of the swirls, flowers and snowflakes, along with the touches of green, red and black appealed to me. From the pieces of the tin container I made these


Along with the pretty tin circles I used freshwater pearls dyed peacock plus chain, jump rings and head pins with an antiqued brass finish. The ear wires are sterling silver that I used gun blue to add a patina to. They are available in my online shop

Come check out what everyone else made. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day


  1. Its a great tin pattern that you have used. I would have never thought of using a tin disc with chains but its looks nice when paired up.

  2. I love the tin that you found and use. The pattern is wonderful. Your earrings are very cute. The pearls really add to the design. Well done!

  3. What a great use for storage tins! I love how you focused on the snowflake part of the pattern - these are beautiful!

  4. That tin was a great find for the challenge, it worked perfectly! I like the slight asymmetry of the pieces and the playful addition of the pearl and chain dangles!

  5. These are so cute! I need to get brave and cut into some of the tins that I've collected. I've been too chicken but you inspire me!

  6. What a lovely pairing of components. Beautiful combination.