Saturday, May 25, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge

It's the reveal date for Art Jewelry Element's Earring Challenge for weeks 19 and 20.
In keeping with my goal to feature different bead/component artists, both earring pairs are made with components from Cathy Dailey who makes the most darling rustic charms, pendants and more.
'Gloria' made with Cathy Dailey's sterling silver cross charms, fasceted ruby 'Berry Bliss' czech beads, and silverish 'Mercury Marbles' Czech beads from Arte Bella Surplus, and a mix of brass and copper components to add a look of graceful aging to the earrings.

'Under the Apple Tree' made with tiny sterling leaf charms from Cathy Dailey, Czech Beads form Arte Bella Surplus, and sterling ear strings from Fusion Beads.

I took a bazillion photos of thes earrings but had a difficult time capturing the sweet charms because the sterling reflected the light so much. Need to practice on that.

I'm enjoying the AJE Earring Challenge so much, especially since I'm featuring some wonderful artists, but I haven't made anything other than earrings since December. Something else I need to work on.....
Please stop by the AJE Blog to see what everyone else made. 


AntiquityTravelers said...

wonderful earrings - both pair!

baymoondesign said...

Both pairs are terrific!

Lesley said...

Lovely - especially like the metallic effect in the first pair.

Linda Landig said...

Cool earrings! I especially like the second pair. I'm having trouble, too, finding time to make much more than earrings.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Beautiful designs, Alice! One of the most enjoyable aspects of this challenge is discovering new artisans... will definitely check out Cathy's shop!