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 Suhanna Hart of Buttoned Up Beads.
Suhanna is from the United Kingdom and creates jewelry that has a fresh, bohemian spirit. Her work has wonderful color and layers and textures. Check it out! ~Erin
I’d made several earrings with Petra’s (Scorched Earth) Frida charms but wanted this next pair to be different. I focused on the flowers from the decal print and wanted to make a garland to go around the charms, but still wanted the pictures on the charms to stand out. I had oval-shaped connector rings which were just the right shape and size. The ear wires are handmade by Faerystones.
So I set about building my garland by wrapping small glass flowers onto the oval ring. After I’d wrapped about 3-4 I realised how bulky the earrings would become if I continued to wrap the flowers around the entire ring. I stopped at 5, then added some seeds. But then I thought having five 7mm flowers on one side and size 11 seeds around the rest of the ring will make the ring quite unbalanced in terms of weight. I found these butterfly connectors/charms and added those to the oval ring.
I assembled the earrings (minus the leaf dangles) but they weren’t quite balanced enough for my liking and they looked a bit bulky so I added the leaf dangles to resolve this.
So we have Frida earrings with her flowers and butterfly garland. I hope you like them