Sunday, March 17, 2013

Art Jewelry Element Earrings Challenge Reveal #5!

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!
Kumi ♥


  1. Your designs radiate such beauty and energy. Love the fully saturated colors - just riveting!

  2. Such beautiful little blossoms, Kumi... and what fun you must have with your "science experiments" in enamel!

  3. LOVE both of these!! I'm usually partial to purple but those pink ones speak to me!! Love the posts you have, I could use some of those!!

  4. I love them, they're beautiful and very happy!!! Great job!

  5. These earrings are beautiful! I especially like the cherry blossom ones!

  6. I love these flowers Kumi. You are so talented.

  7. Great earrings! I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.