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Color and Texture

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the colors and textures in this inspiration collage:

With this inspiration I had some fun making new designs.  These will be in my shop once the inspiration challenge finishes tomorrow.  In the meantime enjoy!

Earthy Shades Earrings - amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, yarn and sterling silver

earthy shades earrings purple brown lavendar amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork freshwater pearls sterling silver handmade

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - blue green yellow artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

From idea to design

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I'll be doing a show in October with the theme of Atomic Mod (aka midcentury modern) and as I was scrolling through images from a google search I came across this one.  It looks like a bunch of overlapping windows to me.

From that I came up with a design idea for earrings.  So I cut the wire that will be soldered or fused and added a lapis flat square bead for a fun accent and here is my idea book with my work in progress pieces.

And now I head out to the garage to create the finished product :)