Sometimes we have an extra day or two in a month and when that happens we like to extend an invitation to designers that we enjoy to have them share their unique design perspectives. Today, the Earrings Everyday crew welcomes Sarajo Wentling of SJ Designs Jewelry. Sarajo is a regular in our monthly challenges, loves to use art beads in her designs, hand patina on metal is a specialty of hers, and she has a self-directed weekly earring challenge called New Earring Monday where she shares her latest and greatest earring pairs. Sarajo is from Minnesota and lives with her craft-beer loving husband Eric, who is also a gifted photographer. She uses one of his photos for her inspiration today. Check it out! ~Erin
|Photo by Eric Wentling|
Fall is my favorite season and it's far too fleeting in Minnesota where it sometimes feels like winter has its icy grip on us for more than half the year! These earrings are both a nod and a fond farewell to my favorite season and all its fabulous color. I started with some yummy lampwork glass rings that I bought from Alice St. Germain of Succulent Glass at Bead Fest Philadelphia. Their colors instantly reminded me of fall and made me think of a photo my husband had taken of some changing maple leaves. I had just the perfect color Czech glass maple leaf beads to dangle from the lampwork rings to add a fun flair.
|Fall Finery by Sarajo Wentling|
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