I have a regular customer who buys quilled earrings from me at our Friday market, and last week she asked me to think about coming up with some 'fun' designs for her for Christmas. So yesterday, I got started on making some ... and instead of my usual Christmas tree earrings (been there, done that!!) I wondered about playing with some traditional English Christmas puddings, complete with brandy butter and holly sprig topping. Well, here they are - a bit over the top, perhaps, but then this particular lady really loves something different, and she is almost always wearing the crazy sheep earrings I made for her (see below) every time I see her!
Since it's Hallowe'en this week, my mind is full of black and orange right now, so I also made these 'dangly' earrings using some great new Paplins strips I've just bought from The Craft Room here in the UK. The orange colour is actually called 'Pumpkin' (ideal for this time of year), and I've simply encased two marquise shapes in a crimped black border and mounted this motif on an 'eye' shape of sparkling copper - another fantastic shade! I'm quite pleased with these, but really need to get back on to my Christmas theme. I'm planning some poinsettia flowers next!