Sunday, May 19, 2013

Earring Swap & Blog Hop!

Who doesn't love earrings? Well, maybe people who hate fun, but for the rest of us, earrings are both fun to make and fun to wear!

Jessica Murray, of Whimsical Monkey, organized a wonderful artisan earring swap and corresponding blog hop. We were paired up, received a list of "likes" from our partner and were charged with creating a pair of earrings for that person.

I was paired up with Shellie Grady of Creative Ecletica, who was faced with a move during all of this, so she has been one busy woman!

Here are the earrings that I sent to Shellie, who said she loved both purple and turqouise:

In the pic above, you get both the front and side view of how they look. The pic is a smidge blurred, because they wouldn't stop swinging! Here they are, nice and still.

Sadly, I haven't yet received my earrings from Shellie...fingers crossed they are in today's mail and I can update the blog pronto!

In the meantime, please check out the rest of the participants:

Inge von Roos:
 Nancy Smith:
Marianne Baxter:
Leah Tees:
Andrea Trank:
Miranda Ackerley:
Cheri Mitchell-Reed:
Susan Kennedy:
Michele Dotson:
Deanna Cox:
Shelley Graham Turner:
Ingrid McCue:
Lennis Carrier:
Ginger Davis Allman:
Mary Anne Flesch:
Nicole Valentine Rimmer:
Stephanie Weiss:
Silvia Sernicola:
Karla Morgan:
Kay Thomerson:
Paula Hisel:
Carol Dillman:
Spun Sugar Beadworks:
Tara Plote:
Rachel Baron:   <----You are here! :)
Laurie Keefe:
Kashmira Patel:
Gina Hockett:
Shellie Grindy:  <---My partner
Shai Williams:
Dyanne Cantrell:
Mimi Gardner:
Jessica McMullen:
Jennifer LaVite:
Laura Medeiros:
Alenka Obid:
Elsie Fonseca:
Cheryl Dunham:
Sandra McGriff:
Tania Spivey:
Mowse Doyle:


  1. The ones you sent are so fun. Will check back to see what you get. I haven't received mine yet either, but my post is up with what I sent.

  2. You made beautiful lampwork beads, I'm sure your partner loved these earrings!

  3. Those are beautiful, love the colors. Hope you get yours soon.

  4. Love the colors in the lampwork beads, nice!

  5. Love those beads .And the swinging earrings are great!

  6. Ooooh I love the beads on the pair you sent. The colors are fantastic. I love how you suspended them with the wire and the spacers are super cute. I hope you get yours soon, can't wait to see! Thanks for participating!

  7. Fun lampworked beads, and I love how you made the little "stirrup" for the bead to sit in. Don't worry about your partner not receiving hers yet. The mail has been slow for me, too, and my partner is also waiting. In the end we all get cool earrings, though!

  8. Wow!! I love the combination of purple tuquoise!! You are a lucky gal to get those great earrings!! I can't wait to see what you get!

  9. Great earrings! I hope you receive yours soon!

  10. Love, love, love what you made! What a great color combination!

  11. What a fun design, and so love the colors! Wonderful job, Rachel!

  12. i love the way you made them dangle. i would have never thought of using the wire that way. and i absolutely love your choice of beads!

  13. Beautiful beads & love the dangle! They are so versatile with that great color combination!

  14. Rachel, I really love that design! I have never tried suspending from chains like that - I have to give that a try. Its so cool how they swing. I love movement in my earrings but don't like them too long and dangling so this might be the answer! THANKS for the idea. Nice job!

    Hope you get your earrings soon. Seems to be an epidemic this swap with so many earrings still in-transit (I myself forgot and just mailed my partner's out, and I usually meet all my deadlines, MAYBE I work up to the last minute but I usually meet them LOL!) ~ Shelley

  15. Your earrings are really lovely and I hope you've already received the earrings from your partner.


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