Earring a Day Challenge

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.

Top row:
Rachel Nelson-Smith's two-layered Nightingale design from Bead Riffs
Desert Skies pattern by Terri Wlaschin
Diane Fitzgerald's two-dimensional triangles

Bottom row:
BeAd Infinitum's Spinning Tops
Spinner Rims by Virginia Jensen from Bead and Button, October 2009
Almond Drops, another pattern from BeAd Infinitum


  1. That is such a great earring pattern. Thanks for the link! I never ever used orange in any of my work. So I forced myself to do a sampler board of stitches using orange. I have to admit - orange isn't so bad .....

  2. HELOO:-)
    I had disappeared only for a while and it's really ME-I'm back now,with new ideas and entirely new blog:-)
    Your earrings are fantastic.I like both: the design and colors. I have recently discovered a big box full of colorful glass straws.I have never made anything with them yet.I will have to think of it intensively...:-)
    Greetings-this time from Sweden-I've changed the place of my stay:-)