Mystique ~ 52 Earrings: week 6

Another last minute pair of earrings for the challenge! These are the result of three ideas getting thrown out! My first two ideas involved making new beads, but too many kinks developed along the way, and my third idea was just way too simple and boring.

So, I stuck with these. They're made up of ridged rounds (I picked two purplish ones from my latest batch), pewter polymer discs textured with Queen Anne's Lace, and czech crystals. They went through a couple changes and originally had dangles hanging from the bottom hole. I finally went with a little wirework to fill in the hole and give them a more finished look -- I just don't like a hole with nothing hanging from it!

I still can't decide if I like the way they turned out... I think I may add a few more crystals...

What do you all think? Are they a good pair or a bad pair? Do they need more work?

One thing's for sure: this challenge really keeps me challenged! I'm so accustomed to being able to think about an idea until it's perfect in my mind.... and THEN I begin creating. Today I took what I had and made what came to mind, without really too much thought.

Check out the Flickr pool here to see what everyone else mixed up for week six.

See you next week with another pair!

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  1. Good pair for sure. I love how the different elements come together and form a pleasing whole.Besides, I am a sucker for purple and orange together, plus leafy prints.

    1. Thanks Kinga! I'm so glad you like them! And I agree with you on purple and orange... they are wonderful together! I really should use them more often.

  2. I think they are perfect just the way they are. I adore the way the crystals pick out the little bit of gold showing through on the ridged round beads.

  3. Love. I particularly like the pewter discs - so pretty.