It's been bothering me for a few days now that I haven't had an 'earring day' in some time. Actually, earring days often turn into an earring week or thereabouts, but whatever. Basically, I knew it was time to get some earrings made as I'm drowning in a sea of bracelets and (most especially) necklaces.
The easiest way for me to get started is to delve into the beads. I went drawer by drawer (color by color) to pick out beads. I chose those whose numbers had dwindled to only two or three left. It makes it easier that way.
Once I had my bowlful of beads, I wanted and needed more texture, more mixed media to it. I started with the buttons and dug through my collection of button cards to find sets where only pairs remained. I like using the button cards for earrings because I know they all match.
From there, I dove into my hoard of other miscellaneous treasures to find some additional earring-sized accents.
Finally, I broke out the purchased art beads from (clockwise) Scorched Earth, Artisan Accents by Staci Louise, and Starry Road Studio.
Now my desk kinda looks like this.
All that's left to do is get all these amazing elements to combine into some amazing earrings. Wish me luck!
What's your method for gathering ingredients for a project?