Welcome to another fabulous Art Bead Earring Swap hosted by the lovely Diana 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.
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
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.
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