Monday, April 20, 2015

Riley's Day Earrings

Yesterday was my grandson, Riley's 5th birthday party!  Riley, his dad (our son) and Riley's mom live in the eastern part of Washington State, while we live in the western part. The Cascade Mountain Range divides our state.  On the west side, where we live, the climate is temperate and it rains a lot in the fall and winter.  On the eastern side it is arid, with a steppe-like geography.  It is very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

So although we just live 4 hours away from one another, it was much warmer there yesterday, and there were many more flowers than on our side of the mountains.  It was a delight to drive around and see pink and white dogwoods, huge lilac bushes, tulips and fruit trees in bloom.  If you know me, then you know that I love flowers and that they are endlessly inspiring to me.
The lilacs were especially inspiring.  They smell so heavenly. So when I reached for these copper components by Kristi Bowman, the lilac color really called to me.  I highlighted that color with connectors I fashioned out of purple WoolyWire and silver-lined green pony beads.  I'm so pleased with these, because they fill me with all the joy of a sunny, flower-filled spring day.


  1. Linda, these are absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. Thanks Kristi! I love using your components!

  3. Linda, these earrings are so festive with all the color! Very pretty earrings and I love the drops from Kristi. They remind me of some of the festivals we have around here in AZ.

    1. Thanks Donna. It's nice feedback to know that they look festive! :)

  4. Absolutely STUNNING! So pretty, happy and festive!

  5. Love, love, love all the bright colors!

  6. I adore the shape on these components. And such rich color! I love the playfulness of these earrings that would add a bit of spunk to any outfit. Enjoy the day. Erin