The Beading Daily blog inspired me to take up their January earring challenge. The idea is to create a pair of beaded earrings every day this month. I love a challenge and this one offered the added bonus of building up my inventory for an upcoming show. For the first week, I featured shades of orange-red in each earring, to celebrate Pantone’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango.
I love how these Tila Drops catch the light and add just the right amount of shimmer. The pattern is by Deborah Roberti and can be found at Bead Patterns.
If you’re not a fan of orange, you can pull it into your wardrobe in small doses by combining it with purples, greens, yellows or hot pinks.
Rachel Nelson-Smith's two-layered Nightingale design from Bead Riffs
Desert Skies pattern by Terri Wlaschin
Diane Fitzgerald's two-dimensional triangles
BeAd Infinitum's Spinning Tops
Spinner Rims by Virginia Jensen from Bead and Button, October 2009
Almond Drops, another pattern from BeAd Infinitum