Hi folks! Quick post - a lot on the burner at the moment (flooded basement and 16 ornaments for my daughter's lacrosse team for tomorrow)! Many thanks to Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio for again hosting this lovely swap! My partners for this swap are two VERY talented ladies; ceramic artist Diane Hawkey and jewelry artist Shelby Foxwell.
Shelby sent me a beautiful pair of earrings that are going to go with a LOT! They're sterling silver with lampworked beads by Atlantis Glass & Bead. They're just gorgeous! Thank you so much Shelby!
Diane was again very generous (we were paired for the last swap too!) and sent 2 pairs, both are beautiful! Sterling silver with pearls and stones or glass and her own ceramic charms - love them! Thanks so much Diane!
I am a lucky girl! All 3 pairs will go with so many things. Thank you both so much!
The earrings I made for Diane and Shelby are both made with sterling silver wire and ear wires, ceramic rounds by Keith O'Connor (that I purchased at The Beadin' Path) and decoupaged beads (sealed with ICE Resin) by me.
The pair on the left for Diane has the image decoupaged to blue Chinese "sea glass" beads. Shelby's on the right are decoupaged on red Czech (I think) glass briolette pendants. The floral image that I decoupaged and sealed came from a back issue of Jo Packham's Where Women Create (Jo is also responsible for Where Women Cook, The Creative Connection and a number of books - she's an artist, author and entrepreneur) - spring 2010 issue I think. There was an article about Luana Rubin of www.equilter.com. In the article there was a picture of Luana holding up a beautiful quilt and I thought it would make a wonderful decoupage sheet for some future project.
So, it's time to kick back and take a tour of the other blogs to see what beautiful earrings the other other participants created. Thanks for stopping by and thanks again Diana!
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Jan Onipenco http://moltenmayhem.typepad.com/
Patti Vanderbloemen http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com/
Mary Harding http://www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Diane Hawkey http://dianehawkey.blogspot.com/
Lesley Watt http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.com
Cilla Watkins http://www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Sally Russick http://www.thestudiosublime.com
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Amy Freeland http://www.copperdiem.blogspot.com/
Marla James http://marlasmudmoments.blogspot.com/
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Tania Spivey http://www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Lange Klick http://www.modernnaturestudio.blogspot.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com/
Erin Prais-Hintz http://www.treasures-found.blogspot.com/
Gail Barnett http://www.atlastanewyearsresolution.blogspot.com/
Linda Landig http://www.lindasbeadblog.com/
Sharleen Newland http://www.shaterraclaystudio.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk/
Mary Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Lisa Johnson http://whimsyswonders.blogspot.com/
Shelby Foxwell http://sundownbeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Keri Lee Sereika http://www.pinklemonade.typepad.com/
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca
Linda Younkman http://www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Fay Wolfenden http://www.torchfairy.blogspot.com/