Here is a pair of Native American beaded earrings brightly colored and festive. I made them for The Native American Network-Artfire Guild's challenge. The theme is "Our Winged Family."
I made this set of earrings in the familiar wing design. Picking a color scheme for beadwork is always a challenge. So, for this pair of earrings I decided to look at the very colorful songbirds and tropical birds that we find among us in "our winged family" and apply their color palette. This particular bird intrigued me:
Of course trying to mimic the subtle and subdued colors in this bird's color palette with just the few bead colors that I have on hand is another challenge. But I let "our winged friend" guide me in my bead selection and design.