Welcome to the Art Bead Earring Swap hosted by Diand of Suburban Girl Studio. A while back, Diana put all the participants for this swap into groups of three with the aim that we each made a pair of earrings for our two team mates, in my case Jan Onipenco of Molten Mayhem and Tania Spivey of Moobie Grace Designs. To give these ladies a starting point I suggested 'gardens' as a theme for the earrings they were making me and boy, have they cultivated some beauties...
First up are these gorgeous creations from Jan...
Jan has made the most divine lilac and teal swirled lampwork beads which she's set on silver headpins with silver caps and tiny green accent beads.
These are suspended from beautifully coiled copper tendrils and oh so pretty resin and brass flower heads, all on silver wires. I love the soft purples and greens of these earrings and they remind me of a passion vine that sits just outside my patio window in the summer - perfect!
Then we have the earrings Tania made for me...
Sadly, despite being posted in plenty of time the postal service has let us down and these have not yet arrived. Fortunately Tania took some photos herself which she has been able to send me but I know she is very disappointed that the surprise may have been spoilt for me. Well all I can say is having seen these pictures I'm very excited and the fact that I know they're coming won't diminish that in the least! So here they are...
Aren't they stunning...? Tania made the Polymer Clay drops herself along with the copper headpins and silver ear wires.
The drops are accented to perfection by clusters of the prettiest little shell and glass bead dangles. I love the combination of the vibrant colours and the soft peachy pink tones of the shells.
I can't wait for these to arrive and I know they're going to be even better in the flesh. Jan and Tania - thank you very much for my earrings both sets are bloomin' marvellous!
Thank you very much for stopping by - you can see the earrings I created for Jan and Tania here:
And you can see what all the other participants designed by hopping through the blogs below - have fun and I'll see you there.
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.
Jan Onipenco http://moltenmayhem.
Patti Vanderbloemen http://
Mary Harding http://www.
Diane Hawkey http://dianehawkey.
Lesley Watt http://www.
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Jenny Davies Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.
Cilla Watkins http://www.
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.
Sally Russick http://www.thestudiosublime.
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.
Amy Freeland http://www.copperdiem.
Marla James http://marlasmudmoments.
Pam Sears http://
Tania Spivey http://www.
Kathleen Lange Klick http://www.
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.
Erin Prais-Hintz http://www.treasures-found.
Gail Barnett http://www.
Linda Landig http://www.lindasbeadblog.
Sharleen Newland http://www.
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.
Mary Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-
Lisa Johnson http://whimsyswonders.
Shelby Foxwell http://sundownbeaddesigns.
Keri Lee Sereika http://www.pinklemonade.
Cheryl Brown www.dragonflybeads.ca
Linda Younkman http://www.
Kari Asbury http://
Fay Wolfenden http://www.