This year is flying by quick! I can't believe it's the middle of March already. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!
It's Reveal #5 for Art Jewelry Elements Earrings Challenge and I decided to light up the torch!
Week 9 ~ Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Earrings
For Week 9 I decided to kick start Spring by making sakura earrings. Visiting Japan during cherry blossom season was one of the most memorable experience and I still remember what a breathtaking view it was. I made the enameled flowers and threaded balled copper head pins which I used as a stem. By quenching the molten balled copper wire into the water, it creates the most beautiful dark pink color. I hammer textured the end to shape them into leaves which I wrapped around the stems.
Week 10 ~ Poppy Flower Earrings
For Week 10 I stayed with the spring flower theme and made poppy flower earrings. I played around with various color combinations to get the purple I wanted. Now if I can remember how to recreate the color... That's part of the fun when you are layering multiple enamel colors but when someone asks you to recreate one, it can be a challenge. I have a note pad handy at my enamel station but I often get carried away mixing a little bit of this and that. I really need to keep better notes!
Happy Spring everyone! Hop on over to all the other artists' blogs to see what they made for Reveal #5!
Mahalo for visiting!