My recent artistic inclinations are towards art journaling, so it’s a different sort of creative high when I make the occasional jewelry. 🙂 And what better to motivate me to work on some earrings than the We’re All Ears challenge! Erin’s prompt for April is based on our current reality – since most of us are homebound, we are to represent what Home means to us.
To be honest, I struggled with this one. I love my home, and many concepts come to mind when I think of home, and it was pretty difficult to figure out what exactly I’d want to represent here. Eventually, I settled on one. For me, home represents freedom – specifically, the freedom to just be me. This freedom is what keeps me motivated and creative, and helps me bounce back from bad days.
Incorporating this into earrings was a completely different matter, however! In the eleventh hour, I decided I’d do that by just creating freely, without worrying about the challenge or how the earrings would turn out. And I ended up creating shiny things! 🙂
I made polymer clay beads and used them as focal beads for my earrings. I used texture sheets for these beads, and gradients of different Perfect Pearls colors for the shine – yellow+orange for the background, and blue+green for the ’embossed’ parts. (How I love the shine, and how difficult it is to capture it in a picture!) I was lucky to quickly find embellishing beads and components that work with the focal beads, and assembled the earrings in no time. Ta da!
Please visit Earrings Everyday for the challenge reveal to check out other interpretations of this month’s theme!