Thursday, June 7, 2012

Art Bead Earring Swap!

The very cute and funny Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio hosted a fun art bead earring swap. She's done this before with just one partner, but this year we got two partners! My partners were Fay Wolfenden, of Torchfairy, and Sharleen Newland, of Shaterra Clay Studio!


These are the earrings that Fay sent me!  She made the gorgeous fused glass cabs, and attached a copper bail on the back, to hang them from the ear wires.
You can see the dichroic glass better in this photo - I love it!  So sparkly!  You can see more of Fay's work in her etsy store - FayWolfendenDesigns - and at her web site - Fay Wolfenden Designs.  She also makes these fantastic silk flowers!  I love them!  She sent this cute little barrette along as a gift - so nice!
My second partner was Sharleen Newland of Shaterra Clay Studio.  You may know her ceramic work.  She sent these gorgeous earrings made with beautiful tubes of clay!  The colors are so pretty!
Here you can see the ceramic tubes better - I'm so happy to have some of her work!  Gorgeous!  You can find Sharleen's work on etsy as well at ShaterraClayStudio 

Here's a photo of the earrings I set to each of them! I used my enameled fluted bead caps, swarovski crystal and some beautiful faceted round purple agate! 
Here's a list to see all the participants!  Check them out!

Diana Ptaszynski     http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Patti Vanderbloemen        http://myaddictionshandcrafted.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
Cheryl Brown    www.dragonflybeads.ca

11 comments:

maryharding said...

Your received some real beauties. Love that dichro glass colors with the copper. And Shaterra's beads are so yummy.

Patti Van said...

Awesome art beads on those earrings - including the ones you sent! I do love the fused glass...hmmm...must look closer at those! Great designs all the way around!

Linda Y said...

Both pairs are great. I love the blues. The pair you sent your partners are lovely too.

vintagebluestudio said...

Ooooo fun earrings! Oh how that dichroic sparkles! Thanks for joining in the swap!

~Diana P.

Lesley said...

Love both pairs Sue - the blue glass is so cool & serene and Sharlene's ceramic beads are bright and fun.Lucky you!

Cherry Obsidia said...

Gorgeous creations for you, and by you too!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Both pair of earrings are Beautiful! Love the art beads that Fay and Sharleen made. And the barette that Fay made is really sweet too. The earrings that you made for them are fantastic!

Jennifer said...

The dichroic is great! The clay is charming! Nice pairs you received. And I love what you sent them! Enamel is so awesome...just sayin'

Shelby Foxwell said...

Love seeing all the art beads and earrings! Pretty earrings!

TesoriTrovati said...

Great color and spark on that first pair and I love the rustic texture and palette on the second. Such completely different looks from two very wonderful artists! Enjoy the day. Erin

Courtney J. Brock said...

Your ideas are ideal! I loved all above pieces particularly dichroic glass. I often choose Blue Topaz Beads beads but after getting it, I would love to have this one too. Thanks for sharing this.