But I'm putting the cart in front of the horse here. Let me step back for a moment and share this month's inspiration! She challenged us to create earrings inspired by the egg in any form but shared some amazing photos of Ukrainian pysanky eggs. Eggs really are a perfect inspiration in this time of year when many of us celebrate the holidays of Easter and Passover and Spring is bringing new life and color to the world that has been so grey and dreary through the winter.
Obviously, my childhood Easter Eggs never looked as fancy as these, but I've always been fascinated by these delicate blown eggs. I've got a small collection of blown egg Christmas ornaments that I bought in Hungary a lifetime ago that I cherish. Most of those are hand painted florals, but I've got one made with the wax resist technique that's truly amazing. Anyway, here's what I ended up creating...
First, the pair with the Czech glass beads that I first came to my mind. I've had these oval shaped cornflower blue beads forever and haven't used many (if any) of them until now. Apparently this isn't a shape that really speaks to me or I would have used them and/or bought them in more colors. I felt like the design in the center of the beads was reminiscent of the designs "written" on the pysanky eggs.
My second pair features some vaguely egg-shaped wooden beads decorated with pink and white floral decals. I added some white Czech glass flowers with pink beads in the center to add to the springtime flower feel of these. The added beads have nothing to do with eggs, but I wanted to add some whimsy and interest to the earrings... and I felt like it! :)
Stop by the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else was inspired to make this month! I just delivered both of these pairs to Unearthed Arts if you're interested in them.