Ahh… What a relief??? All those jackets, scarves and shoes, its time to go back in! While the rest of the world is busy spring cleaning, we couldn’t stay home any longer. After all time waits for no man! And so doesn’t the cherry blossom, here at the Brooklyn botanical garden. Four months of visiting the city on weekly basis and I must say this was the best day out.
Brooklyn cherry blossom
As you walk through the garden, the array of cherry blossom takes the center stage. Standing against the blue sky and the green grass, the view is breath taking. All you would want to do is lie down and soak up the Sun or maybe picnic and watch random New yorkers and the cute kids running around.
While you breath in the beauty of this place, make sure to loop the Japanese garden. This small landscape is prettied up with warm arch bridge, the weeping higan cherries in full bloom hanging low over the shimmering pond. Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival is on April 28-29 but the plants are past peak bloom, so don’t wait up visit the garden soon!
Easy crochet earring
My design inspiration
Kiran absolutely loved the garden, especially with his macro camera. His photographs are so inspiring both to improve my photography skills and a muse for my creations! Amongst the cherry blossom and vibrant tulips, these pretty daffodils with yellow center and soft white petals was rare find this late in April.
Spring crochet earring
How about a simple earring that you can do-it-yourself! You can be a newbie in crochet or trying out jewelry making.
- Left over yarn – lightweight or thinner
- Crochet hook – F/ 3.75mm or smaller
- A pair of french ear wire
- Jump ring – 2
- Flower bead or pretty flat bead – 2
- Flat nose pliers
DIY spring crochet earrings
Crochet pattern (Simplified):
- With F crochet hook, make a slip stitch, chain 4 and join to make a loop
- Rnd 1 – Chain 2 for height and 11 double crochet around.
- Join to the 2nd ch of the 1st height, knot to finish and chop off the yarn.
- Using a flat nose plier open jump ring away from one another NOT wide and apart.
- Insert crochet disc, the flower bead and the ear wire loop in the same order.
- Close the jump ring and repeat the steps for the other pair. Done!
Visit your local spring garden, make these simple earrings and wear them proudly!
Deep colors, edgy design, the Victorian touch. Inspired by the timeless gothic culture, these hand-crafted pieces make a unique fashion statement. Classy Goth! I perceive fashion to be a personal choice, something in my zone of comfort.
Black wire wrapping
My latest attempt to include the striking black wire with deep red and pink beads turned out interesting. I started out sketching these shapes and tried to add beads for a splash of color. I used a wire with higher gauge which makes a bold statement.
Gothic black and pink
The template for sharing this piece of earring is made with polyvore. When I started blogging, it was mostly just about the handmade jewelry but as you can see I like variety and sharing the events in my life as it happens.
Here’s another one… a striking red earring with swirl wire work and a matching black beaded bracelet.
Black and red set
Silver black earrings
This orange crystal bead with tarnished silver loop makes a simple and light weight earring. Oh, I’m also writing a post about jewelry photography. I realize that there are only a few articles out there on this topic for casual hand-made accessories.
Black beads, short is sweet! Yet another color of chandelier earring. Find rest of my collection on the jewelry gallery. Hope the spring has sprung at your place. 🙂
Silver black chandelier
Last day of the year 2011, I cant believe that its end of the year already. The city of new york turns into a winter wonderland during christmas and new years. Inspired by the colorful lights of the holidays are these few of these sparkling earrings.
Rustic copper swirls
Its fun to play with wires, the swirls are a sweet twist when combined with crystal to make these cute earrings. While at it, I found myself unhappy with store brought ear-wires, if you are a jewelry maker you know what I mean. I made these ear-wires, the finish is just the way I want it to be. They are a perfect pair of earrings with peach and earthy blue green crystals beads.
Clusters pearl and crystal
Cluster earrings, the ones that look like a grape bunch are my personal choice. If u put together the soft white pearls and grey crystals together, they make a versatile earring that one can wear with almost anything. Check out the older post for other cluster earrings in my older post. The colorful clusters
The crystal bead, doesn’t always have to be the focal point in an earring. Sandwich the spacer bead with bright blue crystal. The other red and green earring is slim and elegant and has an Indian touch to it.