Monday, April 25, 2011

Springtime Earring Blog Hop

I made these beauties for the Springtime Earrings Blog Hop being hosted by Moira McEvoy of The Musings of Mystic Pesto.  While bright pink and fuschia may not be the colors of spring in many part of the country, here in the southernmost part of Georgia they are the colors of the last camellias, the azaleas, and the strawberries.  With the temperatures reaching over 90F at the end of the week, and plenty of standing water from all the downpours we have had, these are also the colors of my mosquito bites.  I was attacked as soon as I stepped out the door with my camera.. 
Last week I wrote about my strawberries and cream necklace and here are earrings in the same colorway. I learned a bit about thread tension and decided to use Fireline for the earring shown in full above.  I got a much snugger fit with my beads and far less stretch.  I think I'm going to need to skip the Thread Heaven and use microcrystaline wax when I work with thread.  I read about some stiffening properties it has and this might also help.

Check out the other participant in the blog hop:

Lois Moon **you are here**
If you have tuned in to find out when to enter to win the Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box, the box has yet to arrive in Georgia.  I expect it early next week.  I will post details as soon as it arrives.
daily dog shot - Mingus the corgi




9 comments:

  1. Wow, very nice work! My family has a house in Hilton Head so I know about those mosquitoes!

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  2. Those are gorgeous pinks! Great earrings!

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  3. Very pretty...great texture.

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  4. I think pinks and fuschias are very springy colors, and I love those sweet little flowers!!! Lovely work!

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  5. These are beautiful - I have absolutely no talent with seed beads and wish I did. Love;y colors as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. pretty earrings :-) I have a corgi too, her name is Morgan she's 11 yrs old.

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  7. oh pretty in pink, very nice....

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  8. Lois, these earrings are gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant, it really makes me want to visit Georgia in the springtime one of these days! Although I might faint in the face of 90 degree weather in April...

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