Year of Jewelry Project, this week's theme was "eclipse." I attempted two wildly elaborate beadwork designs that did not pan out. (I photographed the attempts, but the photographs--trying to capture natural light from a fading afternoon sky--also did not turn out.) But I did finish a pair of earrings that I dubbed L'il Sputniks and posted to the site.
Although the glass pearls appear greenish on my monitor, they are a lovely pale blue. I called these "L'il Sputniks" because the jet bicone dangles reminded me of a rocket's fiery tail.
I also made a necklace and coordinating earrings from some lovely red and gold beads my daughter bought me for my birthday. I will snap a photo of them at my next photography session.