07 June 2012

Art Bead Earring Swap!

I totally forgot about this post, so if this is a bit rushed, please excuse me as I am desperately trying to get out the door to the Bead & Button show today! To top it all off, my computer is acting funny and I can't get it to talk to my camera! Wait! I just got it to talk to each other as I have been trying for over an hour to get it to work. ARGH!

Thank you to miss Diana of Suburban Girl Studios for hosting this fun swap. We were paired with two partners and asked to send them each a pair of earrings that had to include art beads. I was so far behind in sending them out to my partners that I hope they received them in time!

I was paired with the lovely Miss Patti Vanderbloemen and the sweet Miss Mary Harding!

Patti sent me two pairs of earrings! She handmade the ear wires and included some really lovely art beads.

The first pair is a sterling silver set with silver PMC from Kristi Bowman with denim blue lapis and silver beads. I love that she made the ear wires herself! I am just not that talented so I truly appreciate that!

And the second bonus pair has bronze charms from Lesley Watt and some lampwork from Sue Kennedy that just makes my heart go pitter patter! These are two artists that I greatly admire as well!

Miss Mary knows how to make a pretty package. I wish that I had taken a picture before I tore into the box! Her earrings feature the pretties charms that she made with stunning blue and orange. I think I will wear these dangly earrings today! And there are cool mica washers behind them to frame them but no overpower them. She also sent me extra special gifts of her little heart charm (I have quite a collection of them!) and a sweet little toggle. Thank you Mary!

(I just found out that my earrings never made it to Miss Mary! Oh no! I hope they do soon. Crying over here...;-(

Here are the other participants:

Diana Ptaszynski  http://www.suburbangirlstudio.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
You are here! Erin Prais-Hintz  http://www.treasures-found.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Brown  http://www.dragonflybeads.ca
Fay Wolfenden http://www.torchfairy.blogspot.com/

Off to the Bead & Button Show! More fun coming next week with the 1st Anniversary of the Simple Truths Sampler Club!

Enjoy the day.


Kristi Bowman said...

Lucky you to receive 3 beautiful pair of earrings. I love Sue Beads and Lesley Watt's bronze and I'm tickled pink to see that Patti used some of my Silver Components, they look so beautiful!!

Diana P. said...

Great earrings! Thanks for participating Erin! I shall see you tomorrow afternoon!

Lesley said...

Oh I love all your earrings Erin (obviously biased on Patti's bonus pair) - such a pretty combo of silver and lapiz from Patti and Mary's well they're just so unique, and that wire wrapping is fabulous!

Alice said...

Gorgeous! A girl can never have too many earrings!

Enjoy Bead and Button!!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Love the earrings that Patti and Mary made for you. All three are gorgeous! I especially love the ones Mary sent; love the colors and contemporary style!

Jennifer said...

Great earrings! Great components. I want to wear them. Lovely!

Patti Van said...

Mary's earrings are so special!!! While the beauty of her beads speaks for themselves, I love that wire wrapping! Thanks for playing along! Have a great time at the show!

Shelby Foxwell said...

Love all the earrings and the art beads! Mary's wire wrapping is so unique! And bonus earrings from Patti...lucky you!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Those Mary Harding earrings are to die for...have an awesome time! I wish I was going! I had planned to be organised this year and ask someone attending to pick me up some goodies if I sent them some cash, but I really did not think ahead. You know me though, I am so the last minute girl....I hope you have a wonderful time and I'll have to live vicariously through everyone else! Can't wait to see what you pick up (again, I know you are like me and will throw budget no 1 out the window :-))

fay ................................................... said...

Love the ear wires Patti made and all the wire work!!

The pair from Mary Harding are super cool!

maryharding said...

Wonderful earrings from Patti. She is so great at designing and wire wrapping.
Erin the photo you took of the pair I made is just fabulous. I love the way it makes the earrings look. Thanks so much for showing them off so well.
Your pair arrived and I will be adding those beauties to my post later today. They hang beautifully, the flowers appear to be floating and show up so well with my darkish hair.
Thanks again for being such a thoughtful and generous swap partner.
Thank you everyone for your kind words about my earrings.


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