"Use a different metal in your jewelry."
Anyone who knows my work knows that practically every single piece of jewelry I have created is done in silver. Silver earrings. Silver necklaces. Silver bracelets. Silver. Silver. Silver.
So today's challenge was truly that. A challenge!
However, since the last supply order arrived, I have been chomping at the bit to create something with the other findings I ordered. Antiqued copper, copper, gold, goldtone, antiqued brass, the list goes on and on. Tonight, I sat down and pulled out some gold earring findings, gold jump rings, gold flowers, gold seed beads, and some cute little Czech glass teardrops that I never thought I'd be able to use, because they were gold finished on one side.
After a little while of beading, taking the design apart, reworking it again, I came up with a cute little pair of earrings that I actually like. Even if they are in a metal I rarely use!