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Fifties pattern for inspiration

It's time for my Blogging Business Artisan's monthly challenge post!  This month the challenge was to create something inspired by summer, lovin'.. maybe even think about the film Grease.

When the BBArtisans' challenge arrived I was stumped, but I just let it fester, urrrrr simmer in the ole brain.  Singing the songs from Grease put me in a 1950s frame of mind.  I did some google searches on 1950s designs and that's when it clicked!  The space race was in full throttle and whatever is in our consciousness designers love to play with.  Hence fabric and wallpaper designs that have a space or scientific flair.  Now they're retro and look kind of modern, too.  Well some do!

Fifties pattern for inspiration

 
Fifties pattern for inspiration
 
Fifties pattern for inspiration
 
The color palette was interesting, too:  sort of pastels grayed down.
 
Since I haven't posted earrings in my shop in awhile I decided to create them using this theme.  The following three are the result.
 

Pink Ribbon earrings by Honey from the Bee

Small Packages

 
Earlier this summer I purchased some lampwork from the Etsy shop Pixie Willow Designs.  I'm in love with the detail she puts on her beads.  Detail that is precise thin lines even! It reminds me of rosemaling.  She must not drink caffeine nor be disturbed by pets.
 
There was one set of lampwork of hers that I tormented over, because it was mainly white with just some black lines.  I'm a color person so it wasn't really my thing, but since I couldn't stop thinking about them I bought them and hoped inspiration would strike.  Ta da!
 

Retro Black and White earrings by Honey from the Bee

Black and White Ball

Retro 50s Earrings by Honey from the Bee

Take Me to the Moon (SOLD)

Note:  You can click on the earring captions and be taken right to the product's page.

Comments

Very fun - love the 50s and

Very fun - love the 50s and your jewelry is very pretty!

Great job with this

Great job with this challenge! I love your inspiration.

Love those black and white

Love those black and white beads--and all 3 sets of your earrings!

That last design with the

That last design with the little astronauts is so cute! Think they're looking at a map for directions home?Love your earrings, especially the black and white ones!

What a fun take on the theme!

What a fun take on the theme! Black and white is always great as they can be worn with anything :) The addition of the green beads is cool too!

You found some great retro

You found some great retro designs! What fun!The earrings you created are quite fun as well!

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