Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 6 of 31: Elemental Earrings

Hello again! It's Day 6 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween. Yesterday, I promised that I would have some offerings other than just cards to show you. Well, today is one of those days. I decided I was in the mood to  make some earrings. And these were really fun.

I dub these, my Elemental Earrings. You'll see all of the "stuff" in the pics below, but I wanted you to see how they hang on the ear. I incorporated all 4 elements into these earrings, as well as a couple of witchy charms.

For Earth, I used those cool wood beads. Air is represented by the quartz crystals. Fire is present in the form of the little red stone beads. And Water is here in the form of the shell beads, which I used in their natural (non-bleached) color. For my stamped element, I used the skull from the Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven set. I stamped it on shrink plastic and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. You can see my little witch hats and cauldrons here too. The opalescent beads are man made...and I hesitated on using them....but I thought it gave the earrings just the right amount of color and shine.

A side note....my sisters, mom, brother-n-law, and I are opening up a new online store called The Happy Medium Shop. It's going to be gothic clothing, jewelry, home decor, and whatever else we decide to come up with. I am probably going to be making similar earrings to these for the shop. So, if you like these, or would like to see what we are working on, please check out our Facebook page HERE, and give us a "like." We'll be selling things in the very near future. Thanks for visiting me today! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers...they're all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

20 comments:

Carol said...

Fab spooky earrings - love the shrink plastic skulls x

Sarah Nancarrow said...

How wonderful! I love how you've incorporated all 4 elements in such a creative way.

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh how fabulous! Love how you've represented the 4 elements and the shrinky skull and charms ROCK! Best of luck in your new family endeavor. xxD

L J Dogsmom said...

Congratulations on the new store. I love the name.
Beautiful earrings. As for the manmade element, man is made of earth. Ashes to ashes and all that.

Nan Bourdeu said...

Wicked cool earrings...love the way they way the dangle xx

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Fabulous earrings! The skulls are just the right touch combined with all the other elements.

Rebecca pettit said...

So fun. I wish I had a reason to make earings but everyone in my house is allergic to metal that's not gold or titanium. So fun love all of tye elements

Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous earrings, so many gorgeous little things.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Seriously wicked cool earrings, LOVE THEM!

Mary Holshouser said...

the earrings are very pretty.
I'll be checking out your new store.
Best wishes for good times ahead.
thanks for sharing.

Tina henderson said...

Such a spooky creative set x

Susan Renshaw said...

Great representation of all the elements - popped over to the facebook group - love the earrings!

Karen Buchanan said...

Love the earrings! Wonderful project. Good luck with the new venture

Lyneen J said...

Your earrings are FANTASTIC. LOVE how you represented the 4 elements! TFS!

Susan Salyer said...

In all the years I have been paper crafting I have not tried shrink plastic lol but now I really want to.
I love this.Beautiful ..I am a crystal nut.Gorgeous offering.

valscraftings said...

Cool earings!

silvia said...

COOL earrings!!

Viki Banaszak said...

These are fabulous! I love your FB pictures. That hoodie with the harlequin is awesome. Sadly no where near my size. LOL

Alison said...

Hi Viki! Thanks for visiting The Happy Medium Shop on Facebook! We make clothes to order, so no worries about the size you need! :)

Alison said...

Hi Viki! Thanks for visiting The Happy Medium Shop on Facebook! We make clothes to order, so no worries about the size you need! :)