This month at SJ Design Jewelry, Sarajo and Eric shared an inspiration photo popping with color. I think the butterfly on a brightly colored flower is a monarch - especially since Sarajo has been raising monarchs this summer. I was stricken with the colors but didn't have much direction initially. However, after I embossed some blanks, I realized that one had something that resembled a tiny butterfly. And, I took off from there.
Vintaj Patinas* were used to color the copper blank to resemble the butterfly in the inspiration photo, but the itty bitty charm needed something more. So I created a long stacked tassel with bright orange and yellow embroidery thread. The tassel is topped with a copper bead cap to help carry the floral theme.
The yellow is stacked on top of the orange like the flower in the photo with the butterfly settled above. Last week, I shared a tutorial on how to create an embroidery floss tassel, but if you want to see another DIY on how to stack them like this, let me know!
These Monarch Tassel Earrings are now listed in mt Etsy Shop!
I've not been feeling very creative the last week or two, so the making of these earrings got me over the hump and helped me dive back into getting some things made. A big thank you goes to Sarajo and Eric for the inspiration and opportunity. Make sure to head over to the August Honey Do List Reveal at SJ Designs Jewelry to see what else was created for this challenge.
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