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I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.

Monday, 2 January 2012

OTTBS Earring Challenge Week 1 - Miss Adler

I mentioned yesterday that the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash Facebook Group is holding a year long pair of earrings a week challenge. The challenge is being organised by Clair from Obstinate Pursuit inspired by Beading Daily's January daily earrings challenge, which many of us were unable to commit to. A pair of earrings a day for a whole month would be impossible for me to complete but one a week is doable, I hope!

These earrings were inspired by a character from episode 1 of the new Sherlock Holmes tv series on BBC1. Miss Adler was a serious femme fatale who exuded a certain vintage style glamour, so I wanted to make something that had a vintage look to them. I started with large cream faux pearls, bezzled them with bronze delicas and then added picot edging and incorporated Cyclamen Opal Swarovksi 4mm bicones for a little splash of colour.

Happy beading!



Callie Mitchell said...

I love your challenge earrings,Sarah! That Cyclamen Opal is a favorite Swaro of mine - rather mysterious and perfect for your Sherlock Holmes association!

Shirley said...

Way to go Sarah! I love the shape of these, and the pearls are just perfect.

Gemma said...

"To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex."
Fab earrings Sarah :o)

Charters said...

Sarah, I love the vintage look. Do you know what I seem to becoming obsessed with looking at earrings in all the old-type TV series like Poirrot, Miss Marple etc. Your earrings are just lovely.

TorqueStory said...

These are cute!