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Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears

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.

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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!

14 thoughts on “Be Free Earrings | We’re All Ears

  1. Oh, I see that shine! Perfect pearls are so yummy. Your earrings are great! And, you are so lucky that your home represents freedom to be yourself. I keep thinking about the poor souls who are in a home that’s less than comforting and/or loving or safe. I count my home as one of my blessings everyday. It sounds like you do too! Stay well!!

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  2. I commend you for making them from polymer clay. I think of getting my clay out but haven’t done it in awhile. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I loved how you totally added your own touches to your charms. Whether we make components from scratch or use them from our stash, I admire the creativity that we demonstrate. 🙂

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  3. Great interpretation of the theme, the bead dancing freely from your beautiful textured component totally represents freedom.

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  4. Such a lovely thought, that home = freedom. If you hadn’t told me those were polymer clay I would have sworn they were some sort of pottery shards. I love the textures and the soft subtle sheen. These would go with everything! Thanks for sharing your talents with the world! Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. Thanks, Erin! I liked these so much that I’m making a few more in a similar vein. Thank you for the challenge! 🙂

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  5. Your polymer pieces are divine! I thought they were ceramic until I read your description. I’ve got to play with my pearl powders. So fun!

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