What a fantastic time we have had with this super fun earring swap. The challenge was set forth to us by Diana at Suburban Girl Studio (www.suburbangirlstudio.com) who hosts a weekly blog – every Monday – about the very subject!
Now, I have to admit that mismatched earrings are just about my favorite thing to create, so I was tickled when I read about the swap. It’s also a popular trend with big name jewelry designers like Betsy Johnson and Tarina Tarantino, who both often showcase earrings that compliment one another, but are definitely not symmetrical!
My partner for this swap was the fantastic Elaine Ray (http://www.elaineray.blogspot.com). I love the contrast between our different mediums. I often admire ceramic beads but don’t get a lot of opportunity to use them in my designs so it was so exciting to be swapping for a pair from such a fabulous artist.
And, drumroll please…. Here they are!
I love them so much!!! And look at all the details she included in them, from the different colors on the accent circles to the different shapes on the upper part of the drop.
And here is one more close up of them!
Plus, Elaine is so sweet the she included some extras for me to use and play with in my designs!!! Thank you so much!!! I think I have found my new obsession… 😉
Be sure to check out Elaine’s blog at http://www.elaineray.blogspot.com.
Also, don’t miss out on the other fantastic swaps for this Mismatched Earring Swap!
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.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://clay-space.com/blog
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