Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Month of Earrings Challenge

OK, an earrings challenge it is, but with a few modifications to make this something I can manage. Realistically, I could need to leave home at any moment, since my mother is in hospice five hundred miles away. So I'm going to stipulate the rules to accommodate interruptions, and I will also constrain the time since committing for a full year is just beyond me right now.

The challenge is for 30 pairs of earrings, finishing no later than April 1. You can use earrings made earlier, back to the beginning of the year, January 1, 2010. Please, no older work. After all, the idea is to think new thoughts, try new things, and produce! That can be one earring per day, a pair every other day, or any other combination that gets you to the finish line on time. Anyone can play; all media are acceptable, as long as the earrings are truly wearable. Photos can be uploaded to the new Month of Earrings Group on Flickr.

Everyone who successfully completes the challenge and uploads their thirty images to the group will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of my handmade earrings.

Get busy now! Let's see 'em!

Here are Earrings #3 from me:

The triangle beads are tough to photograph, since straight on the flashing appears blue, but at an angle it shows pink. These are made from my favorite photopolymer plates. I think I love them so much because the design is small enough to leave negative space. Interesting how we tend to use overall patterns for metal clay, but perhaps that contrast with plain silver is an asset.


  1. I love those earrings! Thanks for posting about the month of earrings challenge. I'm going to join that.

    I'm in a similar situation with mother.

    Best wishes to you and yours!

  2. I am up for this challenge...just what I need and not overly committing. I too have issues with an elder parent and will be dealing with just that beginning next week. This will give me a little something to keep me from going crazy.
    Diane Sepanski

  3. Count me in. I too will make 30 earrings this coming month........even if February only has 28 days.

    Michela Verani

  4. I'm glad to see I have some takers! Of course, it's not truly a month of earrings, since you have two months to make them. But 30 seemed like a nice round number, and having extra time seemed like a good idea.

  5. What with chemo and other treatments, this seems like a challenge that I can get into. I'm off to Flickr right now! :)

  6. I'm in! Should be fun. Off to join the Flickr Team

  7. Well, I *do* have a show in June. maybe I can do 30 earrings and re build my stock. Sigh. I'm tired just thinking about it. But I do love me a challenge!

  8. Come on, Lora -- you can do it! Earrings can be so simple and easy and still gorgeous!

    Disclosure: I'm doing this to build up my stock for Bead & Button. I have a to put something besides books on the table at Meet the Teachers. ;-)

  9. Well, now you've done it! ... as much as the ring-a-day was tempting, I'm all about earrings... so count me in too. I'd better get busy!