Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Art Bead Earring Swap

Thanks so much to Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio LLC for organizing this great swap!  I loved the idea of just swapping jewerly- especially with art beads.  I mean, even if we all make our own, you know we drool over everyone elses designs too!

I think earrings are both fun and challenging.  I am in a place in my jewelry making where I want all my work to be cohesive, and honestly represent my style.  When you make earrings, you don't have much room to make a statement.  They are an artform all their own!!!!!  So it can be challenging, but its always fun to make mini- art too!  (if you have seen how chunky and large my necklaces are, you will see why I call earrings mini-art!)

I got paired up with Lisa Petrillo of Lucid Moon Studio!  I was really excited, since I have "met" her through a couple of other hops.  I love her work, she really has an eye for design.  Her blog is full of life, and I just know she would be so much fun to hang out with in person.  Lisa is in the process of moving this week, I don't know how she does it all!!!!

Here is the amazing package I got from her.
We emailed each other prior to creating our earrings for each other, and I told her that I don't really wear earrings, but was excited to get a pair as a gift for my mom.  My mom is a BIG fan of earrings, and certainly not loyal to mine!  LOL!  I thought she'd like a pair from a new artist for a change.  The box is perfect and ready to gift!  I just love getting a nicely decorated package!

Then I opened it to find these adorable and versitile earrings!  Love them, and so will my mom.
But thats not all, she also included these, in case I wanted to make a matching pendant.
Isn't that so thoughtful???? 

So, I am looking at these beads, going, "these look so familiar".  So I emailed Lisa and it turns out they are made by Love My Art Jewelry's own LeAnn of Summer Studios!!!  Small world!!

If you want to check out what everyone else got, here are the links!  There are some great artists in this bunch.  I can't wait to have an excuse to browes their blogs all morning!!!

Happy Hopping!
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp


  1. what sweet little earrings! i would be wearing these all the time :-)

  2. Lucky lucky!! Those earrings are beyond adorable and you get to make a matching necklace! How fun!

  3. How very nice of Lisa and the earrings are awesome!

  4. They are super sweet! Hope your mom likes them!

  5. very cute earrings, and it was so nice of her to include some matching beads to make a pendant!

  6. They are sweet. Summer Studios does great work, so does Lisa of Lucid Moon!

  7. Staci, oh what sweet little earrings these are! I love those little bluebirds :) And to receive matching pieces to do something creative with yourself? What an awesome bonus! Wasn't this a fun swap??

  8. These are very sweet earrings. I'm sure your mom will love them. It was so thoughtful of her to include the makings of a pendant for a matching necklace.