Sunday, February 17, 2013

Earring Challenge Reveal 3 (weeks 5-6/52)

Welcome to the third reveal of our AJE earring challenge which focuses on weeks 5 and 6 of our 52 week marathon. I hope you're enjoying creating for this event - It's become something of a ritual for me to go and check out our challenge Pinterest board with my first coffee of the day and it's great to see what a huge variety of designs there are. Hopefully these will also help to inspire everyone to try new ideas throughout the year and develop their repertoires.

Here are just a few of my favourites from the past two weeks..

I love these gorgeous rustic earrings from Claire Lockwood - the combination of textures and shapes and the mix of earthy tones with a bright pop of turquoise just work so well. It's a great photo too, clean and sharp with the props providing depth and interest but not overwhelming the earrings.


I was also very taken with this striking set by Kimmy Sayers with a very cool (icy even!) urban sort of look. These must have been a devil to photograph - I know I struggle with clear glass, but I think  Kimmy has done a lovely job.

My next choice comes from my AJE team mate Melissa Mehman and what grabbed my attention here is the fabulous rich mahogany colour and texture of the copper and the way it catches the light. Green is always a perfect pairing with copper and the choice and variety of beads add layers of interest and all finished perfectly with the contrast of silver ear wires.

And finally we have this  pretty Boho design by Cynthia Machata which I can just envisage on a hot summers day at the beach. I'm fond of using fiber in my own earring designs and I think it adds a real sense of playfulness to these. I can't wait to see what's in store for the weeks ahead - the next reveal will be on Sunday 3rd March and will cover weeks 7 & 8. Don't forget to mark your pins with the week and reveal number so that you have a chance of being featured here.

If you are blogging about you designs from weeks 5 and 6 you can add your links below and hop off on a challenge tour. Have fun.

The Gossiping Goddess


  1. What fun, I am enjoying shopping for AJEs for the challenge.

  2. Gorgeous earrings all! I do love Claire's in particular, she's just put me onto Scorched Earth.

  3. Lesley thank you so much for including my earrings amongst such fantastic designs!

  4. Thank you Lesley for including my earrings this week! It really is so much fun to see all the designs coming in over on Pinterest! what an amazing collection

  5. I'm lying on the couch, in my jammies and hopping around to see all these great designs. That's my idea of a perfect way to spend the morning!

  6. WOW those are some amazing earrings!!!

  7. Love the last 3 sets of earrings a lot, and I'm almost finished a pair that will blow your mind!!!!


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