First up is a pair of LOVE hearts with sterling silver earwires. Adorable, and I can't wait to wear them! Diane is very well known in the beading world for her word beads. These beads have a shiny red glaze and the white banner and black words have a matte finish.
Next up is a pair of amber, crackle finish heart beads on brass earwires from Vintaj.
I wore these earrings to work the other day. They coordinate nicely with a necklace I finished over the weekend for Andrew Thornton's September Readers Challenge, which I'll be revealing on Wednesday, October 12 (check back!). This pair has a shiny amber glaze with a slight crackle finish on the beads and I think you can make out a floral and leaf embossing on the beads. Lovely!
Again, I am a very lucky girl! Thank you Diane!
Below is a picture Diane took of the earrings I sent to her (the peril of a daughter taking a photography class this semester is that I don't have my camera available whenever I want it!).
I collected the seaglass at my favorite little hometown beach, Willard Beach. My Uncle Chick (his nickname) was the lifeguard there for 38 years. It's the beach my parents met at and they fell in love there (my dad worked summers for my uncle). I spent many a summer afternoon there with my children when they were growing up. It's a little gem of a beach. Most of the glass I collect there is smallish and usually brown, green or clear, but I love it!
Thanks again Diana for hosting this swap, and thanks for partnering me with Diane! Below are links to the rest of the participants:
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com/
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp http://www.skyejewels.blogspot.com/
Lisa Petrillo http://www.lucidmoonstudio.com/
Patty Chaban Gasparino http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com/
Shannon Iko Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/
Cilla Watkins http://www.tellyourgirlfriends.com/
Diane Hawkey http://www.dianehawkey.blogspot.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud http://www.artfullyornamental.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
Stacey M. Curry http://www.starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com/
Linda Landig http://www.lindasbeadblog.com/
Norma Turvey http://www.moonlitfantaseas.blogspot.com/
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.com/
Holly Westfall http://www.silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/
Rosemarie Cowit http://www.gemrosedesigns.blogspot.com/
Staci L. Smith http://www.stacilouise.blogspot.com/
Sarah Elder http://www.mysocalledjunkylife.blogspot.com/