I'm a day late getting these earrings posted from Erin Prais-Hintz' Earrings Everyday January challenge - puppies these days require as much scheduling as do children! There's weekly puppy play group, training, check ups and shots, daily socialization trips to plan ... but with a sweet face like this, Baxter's worth it!
So, back to earrings! Erin's challenge this month was ultraviolet - as in Pantone's color of the year (see this past post). I already had a few ultraviolet beads in the works, but hit a wall with a couple of kiln loads that did not turn out as I expected. Luckily, these sweet little hearts with daisies made it through!
After the last few months of more ornate earrings, I wanted something simple and used only a few beads. However, I also wanted some "pop" to the earrings, so I gave the daisies a yellow center and also used matte finished yellow honey opal beads. Purple and yellow are complementary colors, each contrasting with the other to add more vibrancy. I added in a copper lustered crystal for that extra sparkle!
Be sure to visit Erin's post at Earrings Everyday here to see her take on ultraviolet earrings along with several others' who joined in. Purple is one of my all time favorite colors, so this was a real eye feast for me! And there were so many different types of beads used ... tin, gemstones, crystals, lampwork glass, lucite, ceramic, silk, and more.
Edit: I now have one pair of the small daisy heart beads up in my online shop - stoneypointstudio.com