Friday, July 15, 2016

We're All Ears :: Hot Air Balloons

Hi everyone,

Today I'm playing along with the We're All Ears challenge for July on the Earrings Everyday blog.  The inspiration this month is hot air balloons.  We regularly see balloons overhead here, and they are always fun to watch.

I've had these hollow copper filigree balls in my stash for awhile.  I thought the style and size were perfect for this challenge.  They are not bright and colorful, but the intricate pattern reminds me of the original hot air balloons.

Filigree Hot Air Balloon Earrings

I was thinking of adding rigging to the balloons, but that didn't fly!  So, to the filigree ball, I added a filigree bead cap and some spacers all in antiqued copper and strung them on copper head pins.

To see the other wonderful designs inspired by hot air balloons, go here.  Thanks for the fun inspiration, Erin!


  1. Great earrings! They look very antique and vintage.

  2. Nice work approaching this from a different angle! You really captured the spirit of the shape and the patterns of the balloons!

  3. This is perfect, Miss Terry! I think that the pattern is just like the beautiful ones in real life, and the shape you got with the added "basket" at the bottom really completes this! And because it is not a color, it can go with everything. That is a win!
    Thank you for joining in the fun of the We're All Ears challenge. Join me on August 5th for our next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin