They're one of my favorite fruits, a delicious summer treat--and they also just so happen to be the June inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge over at the Earrings Everyday Blog.
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Credit: Danielle MacInnes, via Unsplash
I have very fond memories of going strawberry picking when I was little--the bright summer days and the stickysweet berries. I also have very fond memories of all the tasty treats that were made as a result--yay strawberry shortcake!
As far as this particular challenge goes, however, I didn't think that I was going to get a chance to participate--partially because it's been such a busy month, and partially because I didn't think I had anything strawberry-ish in my bead stash. Not enough to do them credit, at least.
However, yesterday I was poking around on my bead table... And, well, one thing led to another, and the next thing I knew, I had whipped these up:
Ta-da! Stylized strawberry-inspired earrings!
It all started with those dark red dagger drops, which are plain undecorated glass. As a silly whim, I decided to paint some "seeds" onto them...
...Yep, I used nailpolish. Don't judge. :)
(I had hoped to use some of my nicer acrylics, but I was in a bit of a hurry--and my nailpolish collection is rather extensive, so I thought I might as well use it! Heh.)
Now, the final product looked a little more like leopard or cheetah spots, not really seeds... So, I decided to pair them up with some leaves and some wire-wrapping to make them feel a bit more strawberry-ish.
These earrings are extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear--I'm actually doing so right now!
And while they aren't quite what I wanted (the daggers aren't berry-plump, and I think those are actually grape leaves), they still make me smile. Hurray for summer and happy memories--and hurray for strawberries!
Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I made for this challenge... And, of course, thank you Erin Prais-Hintz and the Earrings Everyday Blog for putting this challenge together!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!