Spring’s Here Earrings

For this month’s We’re All Ears Challenge, Erin chose the theme Leaping Greenly, because, Spring! New beginnings, and hope, inspired me very much, but other things in life landed in a heap on me, and I just didn’t get the time to turn any of my ideas into reality. This month, life continues to be busy, and I didn’t have anything ready for the challenge.

And just this morning, I remembered these two polymer clay mokume gane pieces that I’d made a long, long time ago, when I used to try to get mokume gane working for me. Cranking some creativity gears and carving out less than an hour resulted in these –

Spring's Here Earrings - Polymer Clay with Wire | Anita

I love the elements in the mokume gane pieces – the greens, the silver and gold flecks! I don’t think I ever got mokume gane results similar to this one. I cut the shapes following a hand-cut template.

To turn these into earrings, I wrapped some green and gold wires around the top of the pieces. To the bottommost green wire, I also added a few white and gold loreal beads in between green seed beads. I like how this setup looks like a crown on Spring’s head. πŸ™‚

A jump ring serves the dual purpose of keeping the wires in place and adding ear wires.

The earrings didn’t take much time at all. I think making sure that the wires don’t poke out at the back took the longest time. πŸ™‚


This is a blog hop, so head on over to Earrings Everyday to check out more Spring-inspired jewelry!

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22 thoughts on “Spring’s Here Earrings

    • Thank you! I think the colors could add up if you consider the lighter greens as young shoots and the darker ones as mature leaves… I agree the earrings are a bit more vibrant than real leaves. πŸ™‚

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  1. Everything in this design is about spring – the green color and pattern of the dangles and the wire wrapping with the beads reminds of emerging flowers! Cool idea!

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  2. I think you are winning at the Mokume Gane! I love the way the various shades of green look like the leaves in a tree, sun dappled and bright and shadowed and cool. The little tiny dangles (so sweet!) are an inspired touch and bring a lot of interest and movement to these. Thanks for playing along with me in the We’re All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday! Enjoy the day! Erin

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    • Thank you, Erin! The more I look at these earrings, the more I don’t want Spring giving way to Summer. (Even though it’s too late for those thoughts now. πŸ™‚ )

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