AJE Earring Challenge - Plum Yummy

Who doesn’t look good in purple? I’ve chosen the shades on either side of violet for my Week 7 and 8 designs for the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge.

Starting with the warmer hue, I’ve framed red-violet enamel discs by Elizabeth Gerod with large bronze hoops from Saki Silver. They’re topped by a small stack of ceramic, firepolish and bronze discs. Gold-filled earwires and jump rings are by me.

Perfect for these late-winter, early-spring days, my second design pairs blue-violet charms from THEAtoo with my own wire-wrapped beads (from a tutorial by Deryn Mentock.) The pewter posts echo the design on the charms and allow these earrings to sit close to the ear.

Great earring designs await, so click over to the AJE reveal post and Pinterest board for lots of inspiration.


  1. Wow I love how the enameled discs are perfectly framed by the hoops! Both lovely designs and use of mixed materials.

  2. Love youe wire wrapped beads. Beautiful colors too!

  3. You had me at "purple"! They're both beautiful, but the first pair really sings to me...

  4. Love both of those pair of earrings - simply stunning!

  5. Yes - you had me at purple! Those are gorgeous! I LOVE those bronze hoops!! But then there are those great blue-yellow pair ... wonderful mixed media pair.