Diana Ptazsynksi from Suburban Girl Studio regularly hosts earring swaps on her blog, where jewellery designers are paired up and asked to create a pair of earrings for their partners. Her latest version is the Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap, which reveals today. Although Diana restricts her swaps to bloggers in the USA and UK due to the potential for postal delays, she kindly let a couple of us Aussies join in an unofficial swap on the side! So fellow beader and blogger Karen Mitchell, from Over the Moon Design, and I have partnered up to swap earrings.
The rules are that art beads must be used in each earring, and the earrings shouldn’t match, although they should go together, if you know what I mean!
This is what Karen sent me. Aren’t they gorgeous??
The lampwork daisy bead and the two lampwork spacer beads are from Journey Beads. They are such a bright and cheerful pair of earrings, and I’m going to enjoy wearing them very much indeed!
This is what I sent Karen. I used a pair of lampwork beads from Tania Tebbit at Tanglebeads , threaded onto 3 colours of waxed linen cord, with tiny Czech beads in coordinating colours knotted onto the ends. The lampwork beads are topped with a Czech bead in aqua and sand, and Trinity Brass antique silver-plated earring hooks.
You can find the rest of the participants in the Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap Hop here:
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Lisa Liddy http://www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury http://www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud http://www.artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Holly Westfall http://www.silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com
Theresa Fosdick http://www.thoughtful-notions.blogspot.com
Ali McCarthy http://www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso http://www.creativeatelier.net/blog.html
Carolyn Collins http://www.sparklingwaterstudio.com
Elaine Ray http://www.elaineray.blogspot.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Charlene Jacka http://www.clay-space.com
Jan Onipenco http://www.MoltenMayhem.typepad.com
Stephanie Woods http://www.rainydaysdesigns.com
Eleanor Burian-Mohr http://www.cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com
Shelby Foxwell http://www.sundownbeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Harding http://www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson http://www.Whimsyswonders.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel http://www.sadafulee.blogspot.com
Penny Neville http://www.copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Dee Elgie http://www.cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk
Sarah Small http://www.bysalla.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson http://www.Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Karin Slaton http://www.backstorybeads.blogspot.com
Ashleigh Becker http://www.seladesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Rana L. Wilson http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com
Sandra McGriff http://www.skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Dawn Pierro http://www.turtlemoondesigns.me
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Karen Mitchell http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Melissa Trudinger http://www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com YOU ARE HERE!