Hey guys, I am taking a break from showcasing my Patinam collection for the short reveal post of the Earrings Everyday challenge for September that is inspired by Sunflowers. If you haven’t checked out my Patinam collection that is inspired by Chennai city, then you should take a look at the Patinam Portfolio page and pick them up before they get sold out.
We’re All Ears Challenge : Sunflowers
Sunflowers are bright, bold and beautiful. Infact they are considered to be ‘perfectly beautiful’ for the arrangement of petals and pollen buds in each flower follow the golden proportion. The Spatial arrangement is spiral with each turn corresponding on a number on the Fibbonacci series in that pattern.
In this month’s inspiration post, Ms. Erin had listed some fun facts about sunflowers. One said that Sunflowers are native to the Americas. I did not know that but I do know that Sunflower oil is the most used refined cooking oil in India in the last 30 years or so. The closest that I have come to a sunflower is passing through Sunflower farms when I used to work in Bangalore. There used to be these private farms leading to Chandapura in the outskirts of Bangalore 9-10 years ago. Seeing little vineyards and sunflowers patches in an otherwise almost deserted area made made me feel very peaceful and rested to face my then hectic work schedule. I am not sure if those fields still exist but I do miss them.
Golden Sunflower earrings
I made two pairs of Golden Sunflower earrings for this challenge. The first one is a take on my Filigree Friendship bracelet which was made of Beadcaps. Forgive me for the shabby pics in this old tutorial. I flattened out some Golden beadcaps and made dangling earrings. I think they look very pretty and feminine. What do you think?
The second pair is more chunky and made up of mirror components that I found on a pair of earrings in a street shop. However, the store bought pair was too gaudy for me. It had pompoms, rings, chain, ghungroos, a plastic bead and these sunflowerish mirror components that I loved. I ripped them apart out and made 1 pair with pompoms and one with the mirrors. Here are the Sunflower earrings. Regrettably, one earring broke slightly at the back when I made it. I hope I can fix it.
“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” Said Allen Ginsberg the American Beat poet. I too feel the same. We are all buds filled with goodness, talent, and the want to do something good in this world. Pretty much like the Sunflower, we too need an inspiration. To bloom, to bring happiness to those around us, and to showcase our true potential.
I hope to participate in the Honey Do challenge too on sunflowers at the end of the month. Maybe by then, I could whip up a necklace.
I hope you found it interesting