When I decided to use flowers in my earrings for today's post I was surprised to find how many floral pieces I had. I've never considered myself flowery. :) But I had so many to pick from, and wish I'd had the time to share more than one with you. They are all so different, one from the other, and each one special in its own unique way.
I chose the ceramic flowers made by Jana Bliznakova of Happy Fish Things because I was blown away by the fine detail, Jana's gorgeous color work, and the flower's beautiful center.
|May Flowers - Ceramics by Jana Bliznakova|
I paired them with two Czech glass beads, chosen specifically because Jana was born in and lives in the Czech Republic. One a deeper teal, the other a pale green. It's an interesting thing. . . I generally prefer a contrast of colors rather than "matching" the colors. Neither of the bead colors is actually in the ceramic flower, but they certainly appear to be now that they're all put together.
The slim rice bead is Vintage Brass, blackened with JAX darkener solution. Although Liver of Sulfur jars state it works on brass, I have not been able to oxidize brass with success using LOS. If you haven't tried the JAX products, you might really like them. I use black, brown and green.
To add a little horizontal interest, I used three elongated copper-plated links. The links are connected, and rather than put them onto the wire one on top of the other, "weaving" the wire through them creates an interesting effect.
|May Flowers Earrings can be found Here|
The earrings are colorful but not too bright, easy to wear, and have a nice swing.
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