Monday, October 29, 2012

AJE Mismatch Monday :: Halloween Edition

I hope that you'll forgive my rather hasty post today for the Art Jewelry Elements Mismatch Monday :: Halloween Edition. I worked on a couple pair while listening to the hurricane storm alerts. And I quickly snapped a few pictures. Not the best, but I figure you all can give me a little indulgence in editing today.

This is my first attempt at creating mismatch earrings, and I have to say that this was out of my comfort zone as I like things to match up! 

But here's a fun thing I discovered during this project. I don't know about the rest of you guys out there who make earrings, but I always seem to have a bowl full of one earring in a set. I love creating a pattern, but I HATE to copy it! I know I've mentioned this before, but I don't follow instructions to the letter, nor do I cook exactly like the recipe. So even when I am the one that creates the earring pattern, I just might not copy it exactly! So I think I discovered that mismatching earrings just might be a new thing for me. 

As I am writing this post the trees are bending sideways in my yard. We are on the coastline of CT and hurricane Sandy is approaching our shores. The expectation is to lose power later today, and so I'm squeezing in as much blogging as I can before I get the plug pulled on me. I will pre-schedule a couple of posts for the week. But in all likelihood I won't make it around to all my favorite blogs for a little bit. But I'll be back online as soon as I can. To all those in the storm's path - be safe!


Anonymous said...

Cute! I love the mismatched idea:) Especially how you've done it- more like asymmetrical- they still coordinate! I'll be thinking of you today!! Hope you all aren't out of power for too long. I'm in Baltimore and the expectation is much of the same for us.

Mama Zen said...

I love the pumpkins!

Stay safe!

Caron Michelle said...

You did a great job - I am a very symmetrical person and would find this a challenge - well done!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I love mismatched earrings. This pair is absolutely gorgeous. You're very talented!

BeadedTail said...

Mismatched is out of my comfort zone too but I like how these turned out. I hope you're staying safe during the storm!

Duni said...

These are amazing, Cynthia! Cute pumpkins :)
I hope you and your family stay safe and hopefully there won't be a power outage - I've been following the news closely on the storm, as my brother and his family live in its path as well...

DeeBee L. said...

I sincerely hope that you and your family are ok now that sandy has gone farther north! The news were absolutely frightening and i couldn't believe the damage that it had done...and sadly hearing of people who lost their life.
Hope you didn't have too much damage!
Take care.

N.B. about you saying that you can't copy: this is what true creation is about, being inspired! ;-)
Lovely earrings!

Diana P. said...

Thank you for participating in the Mismatched Halloween Challenge! Fantastic earrings!

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