Holi’s here! I have to admit I dread the thought of random strangers smearing coloured powder on my face or throwing eggs at me. It’s never happened to me – touch wood – but it does happen to people, and just the thought of it gives me the heebie-jeebies. But it’s such a well-loved festival here in India that I couldn’t not dedicate a PwP to it.
Holi is celebrated to mark the beginning of Spring. I looked very long and very hard for a spring-themed colour palette. Flowers, flowers everywhere. I’m not a huge fan of flowers either! Unless they’re lilies or orchids. Speaking of which, we have a new addition to our family – Melvin. He’s a beautiful orchid plant. I won’t get into how we decided to call him Melvin, but I will say that the palette I finally found is a nice tribute to Melvin and his happy yellowness. The picture isn’t very obviously flowery, and there’s a ladybug! Of course I couldn’t resist.
I wanted to keep with the flower theme, and decided to go with a couple of leaf chandeliers. I looked through my beads and settled on some Czech Fire Polish (most of which were donated to me by A when she shifted base to San Diego; aren’t older sisters just awesome!) and Swarovski.
Here they are – my happy Springy earrings. As I said, this was so last minute that I had the time to make just one earring! I’m now eagerly waiting to get back home from work this evening and finish the other!
Happy Spring to you! 🙂