I recently found out that the blog, Earrings Everyday, hosts a monthly blog hop on the 3rd Friday of every month. Each month’s blog hop is themed, and this month the theme is “wanderlust.” The theme was well-timed because earlier in the month, our family took a trip to Austin, TX. We were there for the MotoGP races, but managed to take time to visit a bead shop, Bead It.
Bead It is a quirky little shop set up in an old house. Beads adorned all of the walls and in bowls on tables. The shop had some pretty unusual beads. So much fun! I came home with some lovely beads.
When I saw the blue, yellow, and green glass beads that make up the focal point on these earrings, I knew I’d use them for the wanderlust challenge. These earrings are called For the Love of Austin.
The leaves and bead caps are pewter. I’ve become fond of pewter because it’s tarnish resistant. The beads are strung on 26 gauge stainless steel wire. (I’d bought it to use for wire-weaving, but as I feared, it is really too tough to use in that capacity.) The ear wires are sterling. They will be added to my shop soon.
Thanks to the ladies at Earrings Everyday for hosting this fun blog hop.
I will be linking up with these blogs all week.