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We’re All Ears – Living Coral

This month’s inspiration for the We’re All Ears challenge at Earrings Everyday is Living Coral, the Pantone Color of this Year.

Coral has its place in traditional Indian earrings, and after many trials and errors, some elements of traditional jewelry inevitably ended up in mine as well.

Color Therapy: Living-Coral Earrings

I first mixed some orange and a lot of pink polymer clay for the coral color. For the dangling charms, I used a wavy cutter on a coral sheet and a black-brown one. I matched up the cut edges of each colored sheet with the other, and then used elliptical shape cutters to cut out the charms. I impressed a checkered pattern on the charms, and applied Perfect Pearls for some shine.

Post bake, I added an opaque red glass bead to each charm, and some Loreal beads for movement.

Without any idea of what inspired this pair, my mom commented that the earrings look like traditional coral earrings, and that made my day!

This is a blog hop, so please head on over to Earrings Everyday to check out the earrings that other designers have created.

12 thoughts on “We’re All Ears – Living Coral

    1. Thank you, Tammy! The texture saved me. 🙂 I’m still not super-comfortable with the color itself, but I’ve got a whole year to figure it out.


  1. I get why you mom thinks that it looks like traditional earrings. The golden loreals and the bead caps on the dark red bead is reminiscent of kundan/stone jewellery

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  2. Your mix of the colors produced a beautiful coral hue! And you’ve reminded me of all the fun details you can add to polymer clay that I don’t ever think about – like using the wavy cutter and adding the perfect pearls. These turned out great!

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