I love art headpins! They are fun and versatile, not to mention gorgeous! I stuck with earrings on this challenge, mostly because all the headpins I have to work with came in pairs! I created three pair!
|Earrings created with Art Headpins, left to right: my polymer clay headpins; lampwork pins by Jennifer Cameron; lampwork headpins by Sue Kennedy
My first thought was to use a pair of polymer clay ones I had in my shop. They are the perfect color scheme for end of summer moving into autumn!
I really like that the reverse is a different design. I added a lot of Czech glass embellishments, including my favorite flower beads.
My second pair features some gorgeous lampwork headpins by Sue Kennedy. I love Sue's "drippy" headpins! These autumn shades of burgundy and gold spoke to me!
Again, I stuck with Czech glass...some flower caps and golden flowers. I worried about the mono-chrome of these, but I think they work!
Last, but definitely not least is a gorgeous pair by Jen Cameron. The challenge with these headpins she creates from murrini is that they need to be used so that you can look at them head on!
I kept these really simple and layered them onto an etched copper circle and an enameled 3-petal component in a gorgeous teal blue shade. These will stay home with me ;).
So, thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, this little foray back into the creative challenge world will kick-start me and I won't be away as long next time!
Here are the other participants in the Art Headpin Challenge. Please go visit their blogs and see their gorgeous creations!
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