Welcome to the Art Bead Earring Swap! I came across the swap on Facebook and it is hosted by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio.
Create a pair of earrings that include at least one Art Bead in the design and we were to use sterling silver earwires (due to allergies) unless we cleared it with our partners first. We were assigned two partners and we had to create a pair of earrings for each partner and in return we would also receive two pair of earrings.
Hummingbird Gardens were created for my partner Cheryl Brown (who is from Canada). Chris made the lampwork focals and I added Czech glass flowers, large violet Swarovski rounds, fern green Swarovski dangles, and small Chinese crystals in mystic green. The hummingbird charms are from Tierracast and are some of my favorites to design with. I love violets and pansies and that is what these lovely earrings reminded me of.
For my partner Gail Barnett (who lives not too far away in Missouri), I created these earrings, Summer's Evening.
Heather Powers. I really loved the lightning bug beads when I saw them a while back. Living in Kansas and Nebraska, summer evenings are often filled with lightning bugs. I caught them in the jars as a child, and watched Mina do it when she was little (though she still on occasion catches some). Not until a visit from my older brother Robin, who lives in southern California, did I know that lightning bugs do not live west of the Rocky Mountains! I wasn't sure if lightning bugs live in Canada either, so I sent these to Gail knowing she would know what they are! The polymer round at the top is also from Heather Powers and the tiny jar charms at the bottom are also handmade by Heather. I added some Swarovski 2xAB crystal bicones and a tiny gold bug to finish the design. I cleared with Gail that gold plate earrings would work.
These are the earrings I received:
|From Cheryl's blog, I received the middle bird.|
I had a wonderful time trading earrings with Gail and Cheryl and hope they did too! Here is a list of the other participants, please hop over to their blogs to check out what they have designed! Thanks to my partners and to Diana for hosting the Hop!
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Gail Barnett http://www.atlastanewyearsresolution.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca
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://www.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
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 Klik http://www.modernnaturestudio.blogspot.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com/
Erin Prais-Hintz http://www.treasures-found.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/
Linda Younkman http://www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Fay Wolfenden http://www.torchfairy.blogspot.com/