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 thoughts on “Art Bead Earring Swap!”

  1. 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!

  2. 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

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