We’re All Ears: June Inspiration #Lisa’sPieces #jewelry
For my regular fans and friends, you know me for my writing. I’m currently on a sort of forced/self-induced hiatus from writing while I deal with some personal issues. But you don’t know I also create jewelry with beads, wire and polymer clay. Since I don’t want you to think I’ve disappeared I thought I’d share this other aspect of me. 🙂
It’s my other passion and I’m going to be showcasing some items I make for Lisa’s Pieces (my jewelry designer name) here until I get my jewelry blog set up. Today is the first time I decided to join with a site called Earrings Everyday for their We’re All Ears blog hop challenge. The host loves earrings, handmade jewelry and each month she posts a photo for inspiration and invites others to use that inspiration to create gorgeous, unusual and original earrings. This is something that appealed to me.
The instant I looked at the June image, which you can see on her site here, I knew what I wanted to make. The swirls drew me in, but it was the top skylight that I focused on with my Cherokee heritage in mind. It looks like a dream catcher to me, and I love dream catchers! So, I decided to keep the swirly aspect and add a dream catcher to my earrings.
I’ve had the pair of silver feathers forever and didn’t know how I wanted to use them until this project. They are perfect, don’t you think? Then I added the mother of pearl birds to the top because my husband thought they needed a little something extra. I agree. 🙂
I used 20 gauge wire and formed a swirl, then tweaked it to the size I wanted and added size .08 Toho beads in black and clear. Since I used black beads and black string to make the dream catcher you can’t see the string in a picture unless I put a piece of paper behind it. It might have been better to use white string. I didn’t, but as you can see with the paper in there… I was able to sew in tiny dream catchers into the bottom of the pieces to attach the feathers to.
I call these “Spiraling Dream”.
It’s been fun participating in this adventure! You can see what others have created using the same inspiring image by scrolling to the bottom of the host post here: http://earrings-everyday.blogspot.com/2014/06/were-all-ears-june-reveal.html
I hope you’ll join me for some of my creations and as soon as I have the jewelry site set up I’ll add a link here to get to it.
Posted on 06/20/2014, in Blog Hop, Branding, inspirations, Jewelry and tagged Calisa Rhose, Everyday Earrings, handmade jewelry, jewelry, Lisa's Creations, Pen of the Dreamer, Spiraling Dream, we're all ears blog hop. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
Beautiful! I love how you introduced dream catchers and birds in those beautiful spirals, they are very mystical.
Thanks Karen. It was a fun project.
Dream catchers! Of course! I love that you brought in your heritage with that design element. The spirals with the different colors is a great way to get that sense of the spiral in the Guggenheim. We are so glad that you chose to join us and hope you will continue! Thank you for joining in the We’re All Ears June challenge. Enjoy the day! Erin
Thanks for inviting me Erin! It was a lot of fun and now I can’t wait for the next one! 🙂 Glad you stopped by.
Thanks for joining in on the fun! Your dreamcatcher is a clever interpretation of the photo. Hope to see you next month, too. 🙂
Thank you. I plan to “be there” next month!
Excellent solution to the Sky lights part of the image by making the not so obvious dream catcher! These are so well thought out and designed! Fabulous!
Thank you, Terri. I had to give some serious thought as to how to incorporate the dream catcher. I’m glad it worked, but now my 9-year-old granddaughter is insisting I add a necklace. I’ll need to buy more black and clear beads and find another feather (but I have an idea for that)! LOL
Lovely, Calisa. Dream catchers have always intrigued me … I have one hanging in my den that I picked up on a trip to Arizona. The birds are beautiful too and a nice touch. How exciting to be starting a new venture! You’re so artistic and talented! 🙂
Thank you Mae. I’ve loved jewelry making for more than ten years but haven’t done a lot since the big move to Oklahoma seven years ago. I can’t wait to show some of my other work here! I prefer to make my own dream catchers then buy them, but some just have to be purchased as they are beyond my talents still. LOL
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