Friday, June 19, 2015

We're All Ears Tide Pool Earring Challenge



The ocean is my favorite jewelry design theme.  I live in Florida, but don't visit
the beach as often as I should.  This is my first Earring Everyday blog hop, so
I just couldn't resist exploring tide pools and what it means for earring design.

This first pair highlights my new ceramic starfish beads.  I paired them with artisan made
lampwork, swarovski crystals and antique bronze findings.  The headpins are from
Havana Beads and the discs are from HMB Designs.

This pair features a another new ceramic design....earring hoops.  This pair is
glazed with shades of teal and copper.  I paired them with lampwork beads that
I received in a swap, so the artist is unknown.  I finished them with swarovski
crystal and antique copper findings.

Last but not least, my ceramic nautilus shell and mini sand dollar charms are paired
with swarovski crystal dangles, silver beads and fun silver earring wires.

If you'd like to see more of my ceramic beads, please visit www.fireflydesignstudio.etsy.com
or on Face Book visit www.facebook.com/groups/CeramicArtBeadMarket/

To see what other wonderful designers came up with for this blog hop challenge,
please visit www.earrings-everyday.blogspot.com

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I found your designs earthy and deeply satisfying.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I think earrings are my favorite thing to design.

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  2. Each pair are gorgeous Michelle! Your ocean inspired beads really make the designs sing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

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    1. I love that! My designs sing. What a nice compliment. Thanks, Kathleen!

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  3. i love those stars! did I miss those at Beadfest or did you not have them ???

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    1. No I just introduced them on the Ceramic Art Bead Market and at Bead & Button. But I will have them in August for Bead Fest. Maybe there is a trade in our future? Lol

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  4. The star beads are so unique. Love your designs! You did a wonderful job for this challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the ocean :)

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  5. Oh my, I have to say that first pair is my favorite!! Those ceramic Starfish are gorgeous and HavanaBeads is one of my favorites. Not to take away from the other 2 pair, they are wonderful!

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  6. Oh these are gorgeous designs...I'm off to explore your shop now!! xx

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  7. Beautiful earrings. I love the beachy look and colors

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  8. Ooh, your ceramic beads are divine. And your earrings are beautiful. I especially like how you used two different beads on the last pair. Lovely work.

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  9. Awesome earrings ...each pair perfectly answers this months challenge....you do beautiful work!

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  10. I like all three! Love your ceramic beads too!

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  11. Great looking earrings. I love the first set! Definitely matches this months theme!

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  12. Glad you played along this month! Love all your gorgeous ceramic goodies (particularly love the starfish and sand dollars) and what you did with them.

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  13. I think you need to get yourself to a beach! If I lived anywhere near I think I wouldn't be able to resist the pull of the sea. I love the starfish, the way the impression is stippled and the blue water color. Each are so unique and lovely! I am glad that you could join in the fun of this challenge and hope you will be back. Check back on July 3rd for the next We're All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Enjoy the day! Erin

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