Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Climbing Ivy or Red Carpet Envy?

My earrings titled 'Climbing Ivy' are featured on page 70 of the 2013 issue of 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings. These beauties are a shoulder-dusting style in a deep emerald green color - the Pantone color of the year - with ombre faceted Czech glass beads dangling from between the rhinestones in a cup chain. The picture feels a bit flat to me in the magazine, because these babies sparkle like precious gems and really grab your attention.

When I sent them for the magazine, I also whipped them up in red for my Christmas outfit. And since Christmas is a mere 105 days away (I know! I can hardly believe that it is coming so fast myself!), I thought about bringing these back and making them in a variety of colors for all the festive seasons. Wouldn't these look great with pearls? or clear crystals? They would be marvelous for a wedding I think!

Originally, I gave these earrings the name 'Red Carpet Envy' as I felt that any ingenue worth her salt would kill to have a pair of these dazzlers dangling from her lobes as she sashayed down that crimson carpet. And everyone who saw her in them would certainly turn a shade of green. (They must have thought that the 'Climbing Ivy' moniker was a better fit. I think it is kind of an expected name. But what do I know.) At the time there were many bright green dresses popping up on red carpets all over the place. I think you might even still see them in the coming months. The intense green seems to work great on any skin tone and really is a standout against that brightly hued rug. Don't you think they would be the perfect complement to this Catherine Deane design in pleated emerald green chiffon with a charming lace detail at the back?

Makes me wish for a reason to dress the part!

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  1. Total glam and so artfully made and designed!


  2. Gorgeous! I love dangly earrings and wish I more occasions to wear them. Will have to find that issue.

  3. Gorgeous! I love dangly earrings and wish I more occasions to wear them. Will have to find that issue.

  4. Gorgeous! So elegant. That is very interesting chain--oh the possibilities!

  5. Vanitto semi precious earrings Stones are set in sterling silver ear posts with butterfly backs. Matching necklaces available in-store. Please note, these earrings are small measuring 7mm each. Will be beautifully gift wrapped in a Regalrose gift box.

  6. I love the use of chain in these! It is a BRILLIANT concept!