We’re All Ears Design Challenge: Flower Girls

Rustic flower earrings hanging on planterThe inspiration for this month’s We’re All Ears design challenge is a series of delightfully fanciful paintings with fresh flower accents. The artist behind the whimsical flower girl art is Malaysian artist and photographer Lim Zhi Wei (a.k.a Limzy).

This month is also the one-year anniversary of these monthly challenges on the Earrings Everyday Blog. I only learned of the blog and started participating in the challenges last fall. Each month’s inspiration has been more fun than the last. 

The art for this challenge was filled with color and whimsy and blooming flowers. Which seems appropriate given that spring is just around the corner. I decided to use polymer clay to create my own whimsical blossoms. They are a little rustic, which is the style direction in which I’ve decided to focus this year.

Rustic pink flower earrings

These pink blossoms look bright and soft at the same time. They’re paired with faceted glass and copper beads on top. There are pink glass pearls peaking from inside the buds.

Rustic purple flower earrings

These lavender buds have satin Czech glass centers and faceted fire-polished tops. They are paired with natural copper wire.

Rustic blue flower earrings

These blue blossoms might be my favorite out of the batch. And not just because blue is my favorite color. I love how the shading turned out. They have faceted glass tube beads inside and crackled glass on top, all on copper wire.

I had a lot of fun shaping and coloring the blooms. I think I’ll be making more. There are so many colors to explore. I also made some rustic flower caps from the same colors of polymer clay, plus some yellow. I didn’t have time to work up some earrings from them before this hop, but they should be springing up in my Etsy shop soon, along with these three pair.

Rustic polymer clay flowers

These little flower caps were slightly less labor-intensive, but no less fun, to make than the full blossoms. They will become earrings any day now.

I’d like to thank our hostess, Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati for yet another fabulous inspiration and fun challenge. I’m looking forward to the next year’s worth of inspiration and designs. Be sure to check out the other submissions for this month’s theme.

Trio of rustic flower earrings

My rustic “flower girl” inspired earrings. Which color is your favorite?

22 thoughts on “We’re All Ears Design Challenge: Flower Girls

  1. Terri G.

    So so sweet! Make me look forward to Spring! Especially after this winter we are having. Hmm which is my favorite color? I think I’ll go with the violet color.

    1. Tammy Adams Post author

      Thanks, Terri. I think lots of folks are dreaming of warmer weather. I prefer winter, and love cold snowy weather. Even so, I’m ready for some spring color.

  2. Mona Arnott

    Very pretty little flowers. I’m also partial to the bead caps. They remind me of little buttercups and of tulips just opening up.

    I think I’m most partial to the purple pair of earrings. Love that shade

    1. Tammy Adams Post author

      Thanks so much, Mona. I was looking for a name for the purple caps that aren’t opened up, and tulip is perfect!

  3. Kathy Lindemer

    I love your earrings! They are pretty and delicate looking. I envy your ability to make them from polymer clay. Well done!

    1. Tammy Adams Post author

      Thanks so much, Kathy. The polymer clay blossoms weren’t that difficult to make. Which is good given I have both limited patience and sculpting skills. 🙂

    1. Tammy Adams Post author

      Thank you so much, Katherine. That’s exactly the look and feel I was going for. I’m happy to know that comes through.

  4. Erin Prais-Hintz

    Really love, Miss Tammy! I am having fun shaping flowers from clay as well! I have a sudden rush on my Rosebud charms and have been whipping up rosebuds all night long! I like to marbleize the clay a bit too. I think that it looks more interesting and unique. I also like to dust the tips with just a tiny amount of metallic paint for contrast. Try it! So glad you joined in the spring-y fun at We’re All Ears. Can spring be far behind?! Come back on March 6th for the next inspiration! Enjoy the day. Erin

    1. Tammy Adams Post author

      Thank you, Miss Erin. These are the first non-rose flowers I’ve made with polymer clay. I’m inspired to make more varieties now, thanks to you.

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