After spending the morning getting chilly and soaked (another day at VBS--lots of energetic kids with spray bottles), I reveled in the chance to fashion these earrings with warmer tones. I found the muscovite beads in Ottawa and just had to get them. The beads have such beautiful flecks of red and gold through out--almost like red wine jelly with gold suspended in it. I decided to go simple with the earwires rather than add any distracting details.
Another new favorite is the delicately marbled impression jasper. To me, the green, brown, and rust tones throughout really capture the colors of an olive grove. Yum! Again, the stones take center stage here, with just simple bent earwires.