Last month, Earrings Everyday started a monthly earring challenge.
The March inspiration is totally adorable…
a pen and watercolor by Beatrix Potter, from her book,
The Tailor of Gloucester.
As a child, I fell in love with all her books,
but my favorite was Mrs. Tiggy Winkles. Still love hedge hogs.
Today is the big reveal for all those participating this month,
so be sure to go to Earrings Everyday and check them out.
I decided to take a few elements and colors from this piece to create
some simple earrings.
The nut-brown color of the mouse’s fur and tree stump
and the pretty blue threads that are used in floral stitchery.
So with small wood beads, dark blue waxed linen cord, some seed beads,
and ear wires made from brass head pins…
Here are the earrings…
Interestingly, I hardly ever feature seed beads in my earrings,