Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bow Earrings

I have been inspired by the popularity of bow-shaped earrings in the Renaissance:

Portrait of Isotta Brembati (c.1555) by Moroni
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Portrait of Lucia Albani Avogadro by Moroni
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Portrait of a Young Lady by Giovanni Battista Moroni
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Portrait of Three Princesses - (Unattributed)
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I found some small metal bow shaped jewellery findings at my local craft store. I gave them a few coats of nail enamel and added earring hooks and a pearl at the bottom. 

Next, I think I will experiment with fabric ribbons.

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