Monday, January 23, 2017

Nature as inspiration

Hello lovely earring fans,

What inspires you when you create? Normally I get my inspiration from the beads itself. When that doesn’t work, nature, in all its glory does the trick.
Lilac-breasted Roller-Wikipedia, picture by Prabir2011
Look at the picture of this amazing bird. It’s a Lilac-breasted Roller. Never heard of it, but isn’t it magnificent?

I have tried to incorporate the colours into this pair of earrings.

Beautiful turquoise, matte, lampwork glass beads, made by Elasia, embellished with pink aluminium jump rings, silver plated bead caps, rose glass beads and handmade copper ear wires made by Lucy Haslam from Faerystones

Simple earrings as I wanted to draw attention to the gorgeous turquoise colour of the headpins.

Thank you for looking and I hope to see you again in a couple of weeks!
And you know by now I really love to read your comments, so don’t be shy, just write a few lines. I always respond.

Wishing you a wonderful day,

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  1. Beautiful indeed Janine! What gloriously bright colours nature has given to us xx

    1. Thank you Lindsay. I totally agree, nature has amazing colours.

  2. You know I love birds and these amazingly colored Rollers are among my favorite. Hope to see one in my lifetime. They are certainly a wonderful inspiration, beautiful little earrings!

    1. Thank you Kristi. To be honest, I had never heard of this species, but oh my, they are gorgeous aren't they.

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    1. Thank you Ann! I agree, these colours are amazing.

  4. Wow, Janine, you really captured the colors and the essence of that beautiful bird! Your earrings are absolutely gorgeous, and I can tell you were truly inspired! xoxo

  5. dear sweet janine, they are so beautiful. you say simple, but I really don't see a simple pair of earrings here. each piece works with the others so well and creates a unit. this bird is such a wonderful inspiration. i started a bird board on pinterest a few years ago. i have neglected it. you have not only inspired me to search there for inspiration, but also have inspired me to pay some attention to the board. thank you, janine!