MisMatched Earring Swap with Elaine Ray

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… šŸ˜‰

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

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://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

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

contact me at sparklingwatersstudio@yahoo.com


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