Friday, July 17, 2015

Earrings Everyday - July Challenge

This months inspiration comes from the 
Primitive quilt arts of the Siddi people.
To check out all the amazing details for this months challenge 
please click this LINK.
Words that I honed in on were
 Primitive and Discarded.
 So I have a box of
"To Be Discarded Beads." 
These blue beads are from that box.
I fashioned these "primitive" house shaped earrings.
Filled them with brick shaped beads which
 seem to echo some of the patch shapes in the quilt.
(Blue glass, Carnelian and Aventurine.)

I had also recently dismantled a necklace that 
I used the mesh wire ribbon.
Also of which was getting ready to be discarded. 
Which ended up providing a nice fiber accent. 

So that's how the materials were selected for this 
pair of earrings came to be.

I call these...Similar yet Different. 
This last minute pair also made from my 
"To be Discarded  Beads"
and left over bits of  Irish waxed linen cord.

If you want to see what the other participants 
came up with click on this link here.


gloria allen said...

I love when artist are able to take discarded items and turn them into Fabulous pieces of Jewelry. Love the Shapes also.

Terri said...

You are so sweet! Thank You.

Fiona Robertson said...

So glad that you were able to upcycle old beads into something new and i love your notion of a house shape and bricks, very imaginative and lovely earrings xx

thecolorofdreams said...

I really love the way that you made the primitive house beads. Very creative and pretty.

Firefly Design Studio said...

Your wire work is fantastic! I love your designs....great job!

Claire Lockwood said...

Love that first pair!

Terri said...

Thank You all so much!

OksanaB said...

Good thing you didn't discard these beads! They are beautiful.
I'm in love with your primitive house shaped earrings! Lovely.

Veralynne Malone said...

Great job, good think you have that throw away box..the beads were meant to be used!

Sarajo Wentling said...

I love that you salvaged some bits and bobs from your "to be discarded" pile. Yay for a second lease on life! Fun idea to craft those wire house shapes and add bead "bricks."

Bijoux Gems Joy said...

It would seem that there is no such thing as a "to be discarded" box. You need to call it a "future opportunities" box. These are lovely

Terri said...

I like that... future opportunities box. They did get a second lease or chance on life. Thanks ladies for you kind comments!

Katherine Thompson said...

You did it and very well I might add.

TesoriTrovati said...

Now that is an uber-clever concept... to use discarded materials for your earrings! I like the idea of the box... I think I have several bins like that! ;-) (I know I trip over them all the time!) I think those house shaped beads are charming, and a great interpretation of these folk art quilts. Thanks for playing along with me. Join me on August 7th for our next We're All Ears inspiration! Enjoy the day. Erin

Alice said...

Beautiful earrings. The colors are amazing.