07 February 2013

Inspired By Winter


A few weeks ago, Sally over at the Studio Sublime asked us if we felt the need for a challenge.  I pondered it, and decided yup, yup, I did.  Which, in retrospect, maybe not my best decision ever, what with all I have on my plate right now.  But I wanted to play.  And with all that on my plate, creative fun time can sometimes get pushed not to the back-burner, but off the stove entirely!

Anyway, Sally's challenge for us was to be "Inspired by Winter" and create a piece of jewelry to reflect that inspiration. Now, as you may know, I live in Florida.  Not a terribly "wintery" place at the best of times, and this year has so far been a bit stranger than usual.  So, I decided to think back to past years, and try to decide what my favorite part of winter is.

After a bit of thought, I decided it was clothes.  I LOVE my winter clothes!  Now, MY winter clothes are definitely not suitable for a northern winter.  Maybe a northern autumn.  But that doesn't matter.  They're MY winter clothes, after all!  lol!

Many of my winter clothes are in shades of brown and russet, in wonderful warm fabrics and tones.  I decided my jewelry should reflect that.  And so, a couple of pairs of earrings were born! :)

Gorgeous, silky brown glass pearls, my favorite new beaded beads, and a fun, unexpected pop of teal. 


Raku glazed ceramic beads, brass and copper bead caps, and copper chain. 
Now, go check out the other participants!  :)

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Thanks!

~RanaLea

14 comments:

  1. I hear Northern Florida has at least had some pretty darn chilly nights! Your earrings are gorgeous - the beaded bead in your first pair is truly an artpiece - the only problem I have with gorgeous earrings is that I CANNOT SEE THEM when I am wearing them! Beautiful job!

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  2. so rich and gorgeous! love those colors, and good mix as the first pair is 'evening' and the second is fun for 'daytime' well done! love them both

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  3. Sounds like your clothing pallette is similar to mine...love earth tones. I also love when I get to pull out my nice warm sweaters!

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  4. Beautiful! So warm feeling! Excellent job!

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  5. Oh Rana, the earrings you created are beautiful and the color palette is so warm and cozy! Both designs are beautiful and the beaded bead, WOW! What an eye catcher. Thank you so much for participating in the hop!

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  6. The colors of your earring are the colors I like to wear up here in Northwest Florida in the winter. I especially like the set with the Raku ceramic beads. Great designs.

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  7. I love the chocolate and cocoa browns. Very nice!

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  8. These are truly beautiful!! I love those colors too :)

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  9. All of those are gorgeous. I love earth tones as well and I'm so happy you have some new accessories for your wardrobe.

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  10. I favor those colors, too. I end up wearing what other people have deemed autumnal colors a good part of the year. Your earrings are beautiful and perfect to represent our mild winters.

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  11. I would definitely wear both pairs of these earrings. They are gorgeous and in my favorite colors for fall, summer, winter or spring. Love 'em. It's funny how a few degrees can define cold or warm. It was a sunny 41 degrees today in Ohio. People were out shopping, jogging, and I saw a lot of walkers out enjoying the warmth this winter :)

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  12. Beautiful work - they would be perfect paired with thick sweaters and jeans - just what I think of when looking for winter jewellery.

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  13. Glad you explained your location, I was confused at first glance... Sorry I am late. I love the bead woven element in the first pair. Thats intense!

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