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How’s your New Year going? January 15, 2016

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Hope it’s off to a great start! And there’s nothing like a little challenge to get your jewelry making juices flowing.  I’ve written many times before about Earrings Everyday blog. Not only to they have a team of designers that have a wonderfully wide variety of styles to share…they post a monthly design challenge. January’s inspiration was the new Pantone colors for 2016. There’s been lots of chatter on the web about the two color choices this year…Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Pretty much pale pink and baby blue.


If you’d like to read about the original challenge, go here.  While Pantone highlights these two colors as trends for Spring 2016, they also show a palette of ten that are suppose to be unisex and playful.


In my mind, inspiration is not meant to be literal, but is to ‘tickle’ your mind and fire up your imagination…so the colors in these two pair of earrings don’t really fall into this palette, but are inspired by it…

The pink in these faceted glass beads is much more vivid, florescent even.  The rhinestones and pearls give both pair of earrings a romantic feminine theme.


Pink and pearls


The Amazonite in this pair is a much paler version of the turquoise in the Pantone palette. Again it plays well with the brass and pearls in this asymmetric design.


Amazonite and Moon charm


To see what others have created for January’s challenge, visit Earrings Everyday !


Do you have any plans to jump start your New Year jewelry making?




14 Responses to “How’s your New Year going?”

  1. Alice Says:

    sweet earrings. I love the asymmetric design on the second pair.

  2. Kathy Lindemer Says:

    Your pink earrings are yummy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  3. Tammy Adams Says:

    Fabulous interpretations. I always struggle not to be too literal with an inspiration.

  4. Terri G. Says:

    Wonderful! Loving your asymmetrical pair of earrings!

  5. Sarajo Wentling Says:

    Love that second pair! Great job with the asymmetry. Amazonite is one of my favorites so I may just be biased. 😉

  6. I really love the asymmetrical ones! Also, I think the light hitting the rhinestones adds that gentle touch of blue to your first pair and makes it hint at the inspiration. Great job!

  7. tesoritrovati4800 Says:

    I like the fun and flirty shape of that first pair. They look very regal yet playful. That pink is more to my liking anyway…strong yet feminine. And I love the look of asymmetrical earrings, but find it a challenge to make them. You did a great job of balancing out the colors with the warm tones of the brass. Thanks for playing along with me in the We’re All Ears challenge on Earrings Everyday. Check back on Feb 5th for our next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

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