Friday, November 21, 2014

We're All Ears - Nov 2014

This month Erin wanted to do something different so she:

Trying something new this month. I was not sure where I wanted to go with the We're All Ears inspiration for November, so I went to Google and typed in 'art inspiration november'. Oddly enough, I found a site I had never heard of called Art-Spire. New follower, here! 

I scrolled down and mention of a short film by students from Gobelins caught my eye. Gobelins, located in Paris, France, is 'a pioneer school in the fields of digital communication, interactive design and entertainment.' Clearly, their students are quite accomplished since this was a graduation film for some of them.

So I watched the roughly 3 minute film. And I was entranced. I wanted to see more. I could definitely see this as a full length animated feature some day. Where did this creature come from? What purpose is it there to serve? Who is this young girl? What magical land does she live in? What is the message that this film imparts? Watch this movie and see what questions it inspires in you. 

After I watched the movie I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  If you look at the stills below, I chose the bottom left corner shot to use as my November inspiration. 

I knew I wanted to do something with feathers.So I had to go online and do a little research as I have never worked with feathers before. Then I ordered some feathers dipped in silver.  I added Swarovski crystals and pearls along with silver and white chain.  I was looking for something flowing, white, glittery.  The feathers do flow when worn and the crystals and chain peek out from the flowing feathers when worn.

I made the earwires out of studded head pins, and the three circle triangle that holds the feathers and chain and crystals I made from 20 gauge wire. I also used a Swarovski connector to hang my feathers, crystals and chain on.

Not having a neck to pull it off, I had to rely on my mannequin to show my earrings.

Below are pictures of the earrings. I hope you enjoy them.  For more great earrings check out We're All Ears.


  1. These are wonderful I love the silver dipped feathers!

  2. Love those silver dipped feathers and they go so well with the sparkle of the crystals and pearls, perfect Christmas party wear! xx

  3. Whoa! How fun is that?! I didn't know you could get silver dipped feathers. They are beautiful and feel as if they would have fallen right off that creature. Thank you so much for bringing this inspiration to life, Miss Veralynne! I hope you will join me on December 5th for the next We're All Ears inspiration! Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. These are gorgeous and just in time for the holidays

  5. Wow, such a beautiful pair of earrings! Amazing, I've used feathers as well :)) There are similarities in our designs -- but I think you've done a better job!

  6. I was also intrigued by the feathers but never considered using ACTUAL feathers! How smart of you! And silver-tipped ones even. Very cool. I love how the crystals capture the image of the cool, clear water that gave flight to the creature. Magical earrings!

  7. Beautiful! I have never worked with feathers but I might just try it.I love that they were dipped in silver.

  8. Love that you created these winged earrings! What gorgeous feathers...the pearls and bit of bling really make these elegant and fun.

  9. Wow! Those are beautiful! I would love to see those on someone. So pretty and perfect for winter!