This swap was loads of fun and I'm excited to have a couple pair of new earrings, in a style different from my own. But the best part of the swap for me was that I get to actually see, touch, and wear beads by artist that I'm familiar with but who's beads I've never purchased. Not that I don't purchase art beads, I do! But it's kinda like going to a restaurant, you're thinking you might want to try something different and you like the description and/or the looks but in the end you just get the same ole' thing because you know that you'll like it...that's me! You could say I get stuck in a rut, I like same ole', same ole'. I am so glad that I was able to participate and paired with such great partners!
I was pair with Diane Hawkey, who's beads I've never purchased but have admired via my computer screen and in magazines, and Lori of Artfully Ornamental. I was super excited to make earrings for both of these ladies, and what can I say...I couldn't wait to see what they made for me!
Diane came through with two pair of fabulous earrings! And in my favorite colors, blue (ok, really aqua) and green! I was absolutely thrilled! Just look at those gorgeous art beads she made!
I wore one pair one day, and the second pair the next day.
Next in my mail box were earrings from Lori. She used only art beads in the earrings she made, ceramic round beads by Keith O'Connor, once again who I've only stalked, and a briolette style drop with an image coated with resin that Lori made herself. Check out Lori's blog to find out how she made her bead.
I'm off to check out the earrings the other girls made and received, I hope you will join us.
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Jan Onipenco http://moltenmayhem.typepad.com/
Patti Vanderbloemen http://myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Mary Harding http://www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Diane Hawkey http://www.dianehawkey.blogspot.com/
Lesley Watt http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Melinda Orr http://www.orrtec.blogspot.com
Cilla Watkins http://www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Sally Russick http://www.thestudiosublime.com
Susan Kennedy http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Amy Freeland http://www.copperdiem.blogspot.com/
Marla James http://marlasmudmoments.blogspot.com/
Pam Sears http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Tania Spivey http://www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Lange Klik http://www.modernnaturestudio.blogspot.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com/
Erin Prais-Hintz http://www.treasures-found.blogspot.com/
Gail Barnett http://www.atlastanewyearsresolution.blogspot.com/
Linda Landig http://www.lindasbeadblog.com/
Sharleen Newland http://www.shaterraclaystudio.blogspot.com/
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.co.uk/
Mary Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Lisa Johnson http://whimsyswonders.blogspot.com/
Shelby Foxwell http://sundownbeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Keri Lee Sereika http://www.pinklemonade.typepad.com/
Cheryl Brown http://www.dragonflybeads.ca
Linda Younkman http://www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Fay Wolfenden http://www.torchfairy.blogspot.com/