Friday, August 15, 2014

We're All Ears...better late then never...It's Reveal Time!

I'm a bit late with getting my design created, photographed and posted...I had a great idea earlier this week when I saw this inspiration photo for this month's We're All Ears challenge. Click on the link to see Erin's post about the inspiration. When I sat down last night to start putting things together...I was struck by an even better idea! The new idea of course required testing out a new to me technique and overnight drying please forgive my tardiness but it was all in the name of learning :)

I really loved all the color and the long lines in our inspiration photo...I wanted to mimic this look in some way. Originally I had planned to use magenta waxed linen not chain. I also decided on a mismatched design so I could include as many of the colors in one pair of earrings without getting to cumbersome.

So my decision to switch to chain last night came when I was looking up different ways to use alcohol ink and I discovered it could be used on perfect is that... I think the metal adds an element of glimmer that better mimics the picture then my original waxed linen plan. I'm very pleased with how these turned out.

I hope you will stop by the Earrings Everyday blog here to see what Erin and the rest of the participants created!


  1. I've never used alcohol ink on metal -- I can see that it works great. Very creative idea! Love the mismatched beads as well!

  2. A terrific technique to use for this months challenge! The earrings are just delightful!

  3. Love the mismatched beads and how all the colours come together so well. How lovely that the inspiration brought you to a new technique, they turned out really well xx

  4. These earrings are very boho and the shaded ink makes them pop - a great interpretation of the thread art inspiration

  5. Really great design! I love how the ink makes the chain pop and how your beads represent the colors. Excellent work. Thanks.

  6. Cool idea to use the inks on metal. I use it all the time but have never tried chain. New technique! Thanks for the idea! I love the way you added more colors and kept them asymmetrical yet creatively balanced. Thanks for playing along with me in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin