And with the awesome Sharyl McMillian, no less!
Sharyl is such a talented lady, and I was so thrilled to supply various beadwoven beads to complement her metal components. As an added bonus, we chose to use the colors for Artisan Whimsy's November color palette.
So, if you've read my blog posts in the past, you may have noticed ....I don't really do earrings. Now, I adore earrings, and wear them every day. I just have challenges making them. When I received Sharyl's package for me, I quickly set about creating a bracelet. My latest passion has been kumihimo, and I love how quickly they work up. I was planning on making a cellini spiral for my braid. Hmm....the Daughter quickly and ruthlessly vetoed the bracelet. "Nope, doesn't work" she said. Now this girl has some serious challenges on putting together a coordinating outfit, but she is pretty spot on when it comes to any type of art form. Here is the braid in question:
Yeah, I was getting a bit desperate here. Things were not coming together. And, well, no pressure or anything, but I am a CO-HOST!!!
Deep breath, how about some cute kumihimo earrings? Yep, I can totally do that!
Here we go!
And of course, as I add this pic to the blog post, the colors totally clash! But I promise, they are NOT like that IRL. They work perfectly with Sharyl's pretty altered cones. Sigh, probably the wood box I used to hang them from, 'cause, you know, I don't DO earrings, so I don't have a cool display for them!
Now, back to the beads....
I still had to make my beaded bead, and use the flat discs from Sharyl. (No, I didn't take a before pic!)
I know, I know, shut up already, and show the pics! Well, believe it or not, I ended up making two more pair of EARRINGS!!!!
Just some little jump rings (I did make those, does that count?), and coordinating beads...yes, I know those green beads look like they don't match, but they do!
Now, y'all can just call me lame if you wanna, but I am seriously proud of making THREE pair of earrings!
I can't wait to see what everyone else made!
Here's the list!
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson --
Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections (*Co-Host)
Candy Wham -- (Participant posting on Sharyl's blog)
Angi Mullis -- (Participant posting on Sharyl's blog)
Shirley Moore -- Beads and Bread (*Co-Host) You are here!
Laren Dee Barton -- Laren Dee Designs
Beti Horvath -- Stringing Fool
Tanya Goodwin -- A Work in Progress
Marybeth Rich -- Forest of Jewels
Amy Severino -- AmyBeads
Carolyn's Creations -- Carolyn's Creations
Toltec Jewels -- Jewel School Friends