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 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

Pam Sears http://www.crazycreativecorner.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

Kay Hand http://www.creativetangent.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!

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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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