Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap and Blog Hop

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

Lisa Liddy

Kari Asbury

Jayne Capps

Rebecca Anderson

Lesley Watt

Lori Bowring Michaud

Renetha Stanziano

Holly Westfall

Theresa Fosdick

Ali McCarthy

Shai Williams

Iveth Caruso

Carolyn Collins

Elaine Ray

Kristen Stevens

Charlene Jacka

Jan Onipenco

Stephanie Woods

Eleanor Burian-Mohr

Shelby Foxwell

Pam Sears

Mary Harding

Lisa Johnson

Kashmira Patel

Penny Neville

Dee Elgie

Sarah Small

Carolyn Lawson

Karin Slaton

Ashleigh Becker

Kay Hand

Rana L. Wilson

Sandra McGriff

Dawn Pierro

Shelley Graham Turner

Karen Mitchell

Melissa Trudinger YOU ARE HERE!

13 thoughts on “Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap and Blog Hop”

  1. Yay! that you were able to swap! What lovely earrings (both pairs!)! The earrings you received are so summery, perfect for your weather now and the earrings you sent are such a perfect pair that can be worn with either a casual or dressy outfit!

  2. Love the combination of cobalt blue and yellow – they would be fantastic with a touch of black. And I really love the whimsical colors you used in your design – the waxed linen dangles are just inspired!

  3. Both of these pairs are lovely. I love the blue/yellow combo. Have fun with those, they are so cheery.
    I think the ones you sent are very cool. They are subtly different and that makes them so very wearable. I love the look of stringing on multiple strands of thread. The knots at the bottom are a terrific finish.

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