Friday, 16 January 2015

We're All Ears January 2015


This month's inspiration for 'We're All Ears' comes from the Panetone Spring Colours for 2015.  When viewed together the mute colours all seem a bit bland but they do evoke a sort of earthy naturalness that I tend to lean towards.  So going with grey and pink, for the first of my offerings this month I have constructed a design from beach pebbles.  I tube riveted them (from a tutorial by Stonz) and lashed them (I think this is a barrel knot?) to copper tone leather cord using a dusty pink macrame thread.  I need a bit more practice with the tube riveting but I like how the frayed ends of the thread provide a soft contrast to the pebbles.

Tube Riveted Beach Pebbles

My second pair are just a bit of fun, repurposing a previous design. I removed the beads and using the textured silver part of the dangles I threaded through the holes and there's those frayed ends again! If I'd had more time I would have oxidised them to make them more grey and less shiny to go with the grey and pink theme but this reveal has come round too quickly this month!!

Silver and Pink

Anyway, click here to get back to Earrings Everyday to see the wonderful creations everyone else has come up with.... bye for now xx