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.
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.