I love the monthly We’re All Ears challenge at the Earring Everyday blog where Ms. Erin comes up with the most fascinating of inspirations every month. This Month the inspiration chosen is that of moths and I chose the Orange Moth as my inspiration. Each month, when the post announcing the inspiration comes up, I make a mental note to participate and then forget it. That is until the third Wednesday or Thursday of the month. Then it is a mad scramble to create a piece, photograph it, write a post and publish it all within the next 1-1.5 days. However, this time when I saw one the inspiration pictures, I had an aaha moment. I had just made a pair that was perfect for this inspiration.
Orange Moth Earrings
Truth be told, I had just started work on my new collection “Patinam” (meaning City though the word specifically refers to Chennai City). I am working with bits of fabric trying to make beads and cords out of them. It is a long labourious process with the end result being tricky. To break the monotony, I made a pair of hoop earrings, using a bright orange ribbon with gold spots and a dark brown edge. I usually shy away from using orange in my work as I do not know what to pair with it. But this was so easy. After I completed the earrings, I made a few beads of the same materials and quickly strung it together with other glass beads.
Here are the fabric covered metal hoops – the Orange Moth Earrings. They are made with machine embroidered ribbon on golden hoop base.Though the back of the ribbon had black spots like the inspiration image, the front was evenly glossy and smooth. So I ended up choosing the front itself. Initially, I wanted to embellish the earrings with beads or chain, but I somehow like it plain like this as it lets the beauty of the ribbon come through.
Though I made them three weeks back, I just photographed them (Facepalm moment). Do check out what other designers have made for this challenge here.
I am planning to exhibit my new collection “Patinam” that is inspired by Chennai during the Madras Week celebrations, this time next week. If you are in Chennai, I would love for you to come say hello and take a look at the goodies.
The Exhibition would be at
The Press Institute of India, next to Asian College of Journalism, Taramani
On 25th August from 4 PM to 5 PM
However, I am not even halfway through it thanks to my day job. Things are crazy at the moment and my living room looks like clearance sale warehouse with stuff everywhere. Hopefully, I will get it under control and post about it soon.
I hope you found it interesting