The folks at Earrings Everyday have decided to have a monthly challenge. They're calling it the We're All Ears Hop. Each month they will share some sort of inspiration (a picture, painting, person, song, poem, etc.). Blog readers are then invited to create a pair of earrings based on the inspiration, blog about the earrings and inspiration, and share that blog link.
This month, the inspiration is this photo of Damselflies in Love
While I did recognize the general heart shape that the damselflies have created in their. . .ummmmm. . .activity, I'm not big on the heart-shape in general. What drew me in to this photo were the colors and general lines. I do love the transparency of their wings and the length of their bodies. I absorbed all that and created this pair of earrings.
I used the clear beads with lines on them to symbolize the wings. As well, the orange and blue I took from their torsos with the dash of brown for their long tails. In addition, I used the twisted brass bars to elongate the earrings much as their tails do their bodies. Lastly, the pair is mirrored top to bottom like these two lovers are posed in the picture.