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Thursday, February 20, 2014

We're All Ears :: February (+ winners!)

Welcome to the first We're All Ears Inspiration Blog Hop!

We are so excited that you are joining us for this fun adventure. And we hope that we can continue to inspire you every month to make earrings and share them with us!

Here is the inspiration for February:

Damselflies in Love
Photo credit: National Geographic, Yeo Weng Sang
Here is what I created:

Unfurling
 I was inspired by the colors, shapes and textures.
I loved the heart shape that their bodies made. So I fashioned that in a swirly form (slightly referencing a heart) out of copper wire, hammered and antiqued.
I wanted to bring in a bit of that lovely aqua and grass green so I wrapped the swirls in some wooly wire from Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio in her Atlantis colorway. They sort of remind me of ferns slowly growing toward the sun and unrolling their slender stalks.

Doesn't Miss Delia look lovely in these Unfurling earrings?
And those bug eyes! They look like droplets of water! I found these amber glass drops from Cindy Gimbrone for that perfect water droplet effect. The copper rosette ear wires were hand made for me by Rebecca Anderson of The Curious Bead Shop. I bet she would make some just for you!

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Nothin' But Blue Skies

 For the second pair I focused more on the color.
I have these beautiful denim blue enameled beads from SueBeads. I was waiting for just the right occasion to use them. No time like the present!
I found some funky little brass bead caps and decided to add some patina to them to make them look like verdigris. Tiny agate rounds brought in the pop of orange. These sort of feel like party balloons and streamers!

Nothin' But Blue Skies

I can't stand to have un-embellished ear wires. So I added these frosty iridescent Rizo beads in a salmon color. They remind me of the shape and movement of those damselfly wings!

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Let's see what you created!
Please take the time to hop around to the participants.
Leave kind, encouraging comments.
Visit their shops.
Make new friends!
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Of course, to kick off this new feature, we also have our Earring Love Fest giveaways. Nine of them! And they went to these lucky, randomly selected ladies. Congratulations!
If you are a winner listed below, please email enjoytheday@tesoritrovati.com the following:
Your full name & address 

I will pass that information along for your prize to be sent.
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Giveaway #1 from Claire Lockwood

Winner :: BeadRecipes

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Giveaway #2 from Keirsten Giles, Lune Artisan Designs

Winner :: Sarajo Wentling
 
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Giveaway #3 from Linda Landig Jewelry

Winner :: Jean Yates
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Giveaway #4 from Cindy Pack, Cindy's Art & Soul Jewelry

Winner :: Shaiha
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Giveaway #5 from Kristi Bowman Design

Winner :: Louise



Giveaway #6 from Kristi Bowman Design

Winner :: Deb Fortin

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Giveaway #7 from Kristy Abner, Kristy's Kreations

Winner :: Tanya Goodwin

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Giveaway #8 from Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry

Winner :: Shannon Chomanczuk

Giveaway #9 from Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry

Winner :: Cindy Martin
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Tell us what you think about the new We're All Ears Inspiration challenge! Didn't get a chance to play? It is not too late! The InLinkz code (see above) will be live for one week. 

C'mon and join in the fun!

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic Challenge! I just found out about it...Haven't been on the computer that much of late...So glad I was able to participate in this challenge. Looking forward to future inspirations.

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  2. Wonderful creations! this was such a fun challenge! Congratulations to the winners!

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  3. Thanks for an inspiring challenge, and thanks for picking me as one of the winners! Will be off to look around at everyone's earrings tomorrow! And I love your two pairs btw Miss Erin!

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  4. Two pairs?! They're both fabulous! The blue on those enamel beads is so vivid. And, hey, great minds: I went with some Curious Bead Shop copper too!

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  5. Beautiful earrings Erin!!! I'm so excited to have a regular earring challenge on Earrings Everyday, thank you for putting it all together!

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  6. love these! I have to start playing along!

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  7. Oh my gosh I am so excited!!! THANK YOU -- I am so happy!!! WOW what gorgeous earrings Lisa Landig made!!! I will love them! and wear them all the time!!! xoxoxox THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! jean <3

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  8. Your earrings are great! I can't even pick a favorite between the two of them. :)

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  9. Love both your pairs, Erin! Those amber drops are captivating. And I just have to say a huge THANK YOU for the earring win. I'm super excited about my new ear bobs!

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  10. What a great challenge! I was really planning on jumping on board but fell behind as usual. I just love what everyone did and thank you so much for drawing my name!

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  11. Love what you created! That second pair with the enameled blue beads really grabbed my attention - my favorite colors!! Can't wait to hop around and see what everyone else did, too.

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  12. Congratulations to all the winners! I love those earrings you made.

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  13. Thank you for this challenge! I had a great time working with the inspiration and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone made. I just love both of your pairs and those blue enamel beads are to die for!

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  14. I almost didn't read the list of winners as I never win anything online. I'm so glad I did.
    Now I can't say that I never win.
    Love the copper components I won from Kristi Bowman Design. Can't wait to make something special with them. I had a grand time with this challenge, just what i need to beat the winter blahs.

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  15. What a fun challenge you've hosted for us all...whether participants or looky-loos. Love that you created two very different pairs of earrings from the inspiration image. And those glowing amber drops!!.

    Lynda

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  16. Wow what lovely earrings everyone made! I'm hoping to have the time this weekend to visit each blog. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  17. Erin, I am honored to have won a piece of your jewelry. That will be a special package to open. I can't wait to wear them. Thank you so much! Congrats to the other winners and to all of the wonderful artists who made earrings for the challenge. Such interesting interpretations of the photo and diverse styles of cool earrings.

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  18. I love what people have created for this month's challenge. I look forward to seeing next month's!

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  19. This was fun, I'm glad to have participated in the challenge.To have won one of the giveaway prizes is an added bonus, and I look forward to the next challenge!

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    1. I have made a pair of earrings from the lovely Hibiscus charms, that I won from Kristi Bowman. I invite anyone to drop by to see how they came out.
      http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-earrings.html

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