Erin Prais-Hintz's November challenge on Earrings Everyday was to interpret one to four of these inspirational quotes:
Okay - of course I chose "Stars can't shine without darkness." It's about stars! I knew I wanted to go with a matte black background, so as little light would be reflected as possible, and white stars and hit it on the first try - well, a couple of tries to get the chalkboard feel. This is a study in dark and light/black and white - I had the idea to make an old black slate chalkboard and do the stars like chalk drawings. I remember (with several friends) covering my third grade teacher's, Mrs. Fieldler, blackboard with stars when we figured out how to make them in one motion without picking up the chalk!
I added a clear crystal for sparkle!
I've been hard at work on the next two challenges and also my first Holiday Studio Sale and Open House. Stay tuned on Monday or Tuesday for the release of the next shop update of holiday and winter beads - and a special offer for you blog readers who aren't local enough to come to the sale!
Be sure to check out how other's interpreted this month's challenge here.
Happy Creating! Deborah