Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl is hosting an Art Bead Earring Swap. Here’s how she set it up:
- Participants will be put into groups of 3 and will create 1 pair of earrings for each partner. Each earring must contain at least 1 art bead. (If you need clarification on what an art bead is, visit Art Bead Scene.)
- The reveal date is June 7th.
I was paired with Dee Elgie of Cherry Obsidia and Kari Asbury of Hippie Chick Jewelry and Design. I made each of them very different designs. For Dee I used lampwork glass focal beads by Radiant Mind and for Kari I featured artisan ceramic beads by Golem Studio. Please visit Dee and Kari’s blogs to see what I designed for them.
And now for the fun part: Here’s what Dee and Kari designed for me!
Dee is a published lampwork glass artist and her earrings feature her gorgeous handmade turquoise, purple and green hearts, crystals and a purple lamped beads suspended from sterling silver chains. Aren’t they lovely? I love turquoise and purple together!
Kari’s earrings feature rust-orange/brown lampwork glass beads with copper clay dragonfly dangles by my friend Kristi Bowman. I wear lots of brown and rust colors, so these go with everything!
Big thank you’s to Diana for hosting this and to Dee and Kari for sharing their creativity with me.
Now I encourage you to check out all the creative earring designs in this blog hop. The links for all the participants are listed below.