Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Earring Swap

I like to participate in swaps and hops. Recently I had the good fortune to get into an art bead earring swap organized by the lovely Miss Diana Ptazynski of Suburban Girl Studios. Diana matched each of us up with two partners that we would send earrings to that included art beads. I was paired up with the sweet Miss Patti Vanderbloemen and the ever delightful Miss Mary Harding. Here are the earrings that I was sent:

{Earrings from Mary Harding featuring her own earthy handmade charms backed by clever little translucent mica washers and dangling from copper links with Swarovski crystals}
{Patti sent me not one but two pairs! I love the beautiful ceramic beads (I think they were from SueBeads) on these and the pretty bronze clay dangles from Lesley Watt. This color will go with everything in my wardrobe!}
{This second pair has the most amazing charms from Kristi Bowman-Gruel and some cool blue stones. These are delish!}
{What I sent to Patti: vintage new old stock lampwork glass beads from the White Snake company in Japan, made in 1948 and some swirly green ceramic charms from Marsha Neal Studios}
{What I sent to Mary: (unfortunately I had the wrong address so they came back to me, but these are now on their way to her!) sweet ruffly little glass headpins from Mallory Hoffman as the center of the bloom with brass leaves and some leaves and vines I made using seed beads.}

You can organize your own earring swap with some friends either with ones that you make yourself or ones that you buy. A great way to share earring love!

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  1. Holy cow! It's an earring overdose!! Right on Erin! Love them all, but I think the first and last pair are my favs. I love the viney-flowery feel of that last pair.

  2. Love what you received and sent! I especially like the pair you sent to Mary, really beautiful design

  3. I have to say I am sorry I missed this swap! What lovely treasures were traded :)