These White Doves have become one of my favourite pairs of everyday earrings. The buttons are French antique from Rollo in Kobe. They're actually the same kind of buttons as I used in the Starlight Necklace only slightly smaller.
These buttons are great because they're so versatile. They make a good base to which I can add different parts to create a variety of accessories. The buttons come in a range of colours but so far, I've bought the hot pink, bright blue and lime green ones. I'd like to make a necklace using all three colours clustered together like pieces of candy.
For these earrings, I paired the pink buttons with some mother of pearl doves. The doves, also from Rollo, are new from Asia and are double sided so that I can have the birds facing each other. I like the symmetry and it looks to me like they're hanging out together! The doves look like they're been hand carved because they're all a slightly different shape. They even have tiny jet black eyes inset into the mother of pearl! I bought some rabbits and flowers too.
The earrings were very easy to make - I glued the doves to the buttons and then added some metal earring hook plates to the back. And voila! These earrings are like little pops of colour that add some brightness to my day whenever I wear them.