Yeah! The reveal for the March We’re All Ears challenge from the Earrings Everyday blog is today. They provide such unique and fun inspirations for those of us who love to make earrings. This month’s challenge kind of takes us full circle…with some out-of-this-world macro photos of damselflies by Martin Amm. The very first challenge, a little over a year ago, was also of these gorgeously colored creatures.
Here’s a look back at the first challenge…Love is in the air!
And my wire and seed bead response… where I focused on the shape and colors in the inspiration.
And here is the current inspiration…a series of amazing macro photos by Martin Amm.
This time they are adorned with hundreds of tiny dew drops.
For this challenge I decided to focus on the dew drops and try to get some 3-D effect. I do like how they achieve that, but I am definitely not happy with the photos…hard to get the 3-D aspect and all the subtle facets in these beads, both the pale blue drops and the faceted crystals. Even tried three different backgrounds.
Happily, these will be donated to a local library that runs a fabulous event for local high school girls…A Prom Gown Giveaway.
The library collects new and gently used prom dress and hosts a give away in April. They also collect jewelry to jazz up the girls’ prom dress choices. My library’s jewelry class made 100 pair of fancy earrings again this year for the event. Makeovers are also provided by California Hair Design Academy. Bravo again to our libraries for all they do!
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