Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Art Bead Earring Swap

Happy Wednesday all!  I hope you are having a sparkling week :)  Wednesday, huh?  So that means that today is the reveal day of the Art Bead Earring Swap hosted so capably by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio!  Yay!

This swap held so many draws, that I was super excited about it!  I mean, come on, earrings?  Talk about a wardrobe staple.  And Art Beads?  What can be more lovely?  And swapping with another designer?  I love nothing more than seeing what other designers are making, yet funds are always low so I can't purchase their work as often as I'd like, so here was the perfect opportunity!  I jumped at the chance to participate and I think I probably signed up within a day or two.  And then anxiously awaited finding out who my partner was...well, that was a sweet form of torture!  LOL

And it turns out it shouldn't have been!  My partner was the lovely and sweet Shannon Chomanczuk, of For My Sweet Daughter Jewelry.  Shannon and I met online a while back (probably during another blog hop or challenge...), and I was so happy to find I'd receive some of her earrings!

I've become a bit of a Mail Man Stalker, and I waited a bit impatiently for the package to be delivered.  Once it arrived, I had to restrain myself from tearing into it and just ripping it open (memories of Christmas morning as a child surface...).  I'd wanted to document everything that was in the package ;)  And so was not disappointed when I sllllooooowllly opened the package ;)  
Isn't this package so cute?  I love the little flower on the green envelope!
And here's what I found when I opened the cute little box!  Aren't these earrings scrumptious?  And I just love how Shannon had packaged them up in a sweet little bag...that unfortunately didn't come out in the pictures I'd taken :(   Next time I'll have to tame my impatient beast a little more and not open the package until daylight!  Or break out the faux-light box I have ;) 



Lovely faceted chalcedony briolettes are wrapped with bronze wire.  The awesome connectors are (of course!) by the one and only Kristi Bowman!  I love Kristi's work!  The earrings are then hung on Niobium earwires.  Thank you so much Shannon!  I love these earrings, and they're already in constant use!  (Blue is my go-to  color - I wear alot of it....and it also works so well with black...another go to color of mine.)

And now, are you ready for a shock?  I *never* post pictures of myself as I'm extremely camera shy.  But I thought that these earrings deserved a quick model, so here you go, me wearing the earrings!  (ackkkkk)  Since hubby wasn't around, and I don't let the 3 or 5 year old touch my camera, it was quite an experience trying to take a self-portrait.  You should see (or not!) the discards!  Ha. 

Anyway, I will leave you with one more close up of the earrings.  Aren't they lovely?


And don't forget to visit the other participants, including my partner Shannon to see what I sent to her!


Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.com  
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp - http://www.skyejewels.blogspot.com

14 comments:

Diana P. said...

Oooooo those are super pretty! They look great on you! Thank you so much for participating in the swap!

Christine Altmiller said...

these are beauties! what a great vivid blue. i took a look at what you sent and the beads are creamy goodness. that copper is outstanding! such beauty in somplicity :-)

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh my Holly, what a lovely surprise to see some of my components in this swap. I came this close to participating and now I sort of did!! LOL. Thanks so much for sharing my link! You look lovely in those earrings my friend!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh you took waaay better a picture then me! I only got half my head lol!!! Kristis components are *AWESOME* You look greta my friend XOXO

Stacey said...

These are so sweet - they look wonderful on.

Shirley said...

Silly woman, you look great in the photo! You need to take more. These are really pretty earrings, I can definitely see them as "go to"s. Yeah!!

SueBeads said...

Those are awesome earrings!

Marie Cramp said...

Fantastic! They look great on you! :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

I really love your earrings, they are so pretty!

Linda Landig said...

What a great pair of earrings to have received. I love Kristi's copper components too and they pair wonderfully with those vivid blue briolettes. Gorgeous!

Jenny said...

They are gorgeous! And you look great! ( I chickened out and only shot the side of my head!) Wear them well!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I have chills girl! I just knew those bright blue chalcedony beads would look amazing with your hair color!
Yay I am so glad you love them :-)
Thanks so much for the earrings you sent I love them and just bought a sweater to go with them, yes I dress from the jewelry up ;-)

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Those look perfect on you! I love them!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Lovely! They are so pretty! Love that shade of blue!

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