Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mismatched Earring Swap Reveal


Welcome to  another fabulous Art Bead Earring Swap hosted by the lovely Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio. This time around Diana tasked us with making mismatched earrings for the designers she paired us up with. Each earring has to include at least one art bead and as the name says, should be mismatched but form a cohesive pair. I've neither made nor worn mismatched earrings before, well not intentionally anyway...so this was a really interesting challenge for me

My partner for the swap is Lori Bowring-Michaud of Artfully Ornamental who not only makes beautiful  jewellery, she also paints and works with stained glass (check out the adorable Christmas decorations on her blog) - a very talented lady indeed!

So when my earrings arrived I was absolutely delighted to find that Lori had put these talents to work on them. I had mentioned to Lori that I loved autumnal colours and she took that on board and created these wonderful vintage earrings for me - aren't they beautiful?


They combine a vintage copper love knot, copper leaf chain, ceramic beads and some vintage German glass pendants that Lori has decorated with a hand painted oak leaf and and acorn.


These are truly one of a kind and I am absolutely love them. Lori lives in Maine and said in her note that I should enjoy the crispness of fall in New England when I wear these and I just love the idea of having a little piece of New England here in old England. Thank you so much Lori, I really appreciate the work that you put into my earrings and thanks too to Diana for organising the swap.

Pop over to Lori's blog now to see the earrings I made for her and then you can see what all the other participants designed by hopping through the blogs below - have fun and I'll see you there.

Charlene Jacka   http://clay-space.com/blog

Lesley


16 comments:

  1. Lovely earrings! I love that the beads on the acorn one complement the leaf dangle on the leaf one.

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  2. I'm so glad that you like them Lesley (and that you finally received them!)! I am thoroughly enjoying mine!! Thanks for being such a great swap partner!

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  3. How elegantly mismatched these are. Just love the muted colors and tones. And I just clicked over to Lori's blog and saw the ones you made for her. I'm crazy over coral and cream right now, and your design is fabulous - they would light up any outfit!

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  4. Those are sooooooo pretty! Thanks you for participating!

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  5. Those are tiny works of art! I can't imagine painting something that small. I love the colors, and the mismatching seriously works here!

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  6. Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Those are so beautiful. Just amazing in every detail.

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  7. Love how woodsy, earthy they are!

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  8. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I saw the ones you made too, they're really lovely.

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  9. Those earrings are incredible! What a lucky lady.

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  10. So clever and so beautiful. AND she got those tiny leaves to hang right. They've been thwarting me!

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  11. Fantastic tribute to fall, beautiful earrings . . . Jan - molten Mayhem

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  12. Oh wow, those are gorgeous!

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  13. Lovely earrings, and such a wonderful sentiment to enjoy a New England Fall.

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  14. Lesley, love the autumn themed earrings that Lori made for you! Such a nice combo of materials to highlight her hand-painted pieces.

    I LOVE your bronze clay beadcaps they are so yummy and really frame the coral/creme lampwork beads you used in the earrings you made for Lori. As is usualin your jewelry, lots of lovliness!!

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  15. Sorry for being late to the party, hectic week at home. Gorgeous!

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