These earrings are my entry in Art Bead Scene's February challenge. I've been saving these antique silver pagoda charms to use for something special.
I love the artwork which is the inspiration for this month's challenge is a 1941 woodblock print entitled "Heijinja" by Toshi Yoshida, which features a stunning orange-red pagoda with a slate gray roof framed by a blush pink cherry tree in bloom.
The beads in the center of the antique silver pagoda charms are faux red jade polymer clay beads, which I created using the orange-red faux jade recipe in my faux jade tutorial.
I embossed the beads with a Japanese cherry blossom texture sheet and continued the Asian floral theme with 10mm sponge coral beads carved with leaves and blooms. I just love these antique silver pagoda charms.
I am checking with the editors at ABS to see if I can add a copy of the artwork for this month, since it is copyrighted. I hope I will be able to add it shortly, because it is a stunning print, and one of my personal favorites. There is a copy up at ABS you can see, and also a copy in the ABS Flickr challenge photo pool, where you can check out all the lovely entries this month!
Update: Tari said I could use the artwork, so here it is! Thanks, Tari!