20 January 2013

AJE Earring Challenge, 1st Reveal

Hi there!  As part of my effort to blog more (and because it sounded like fun... lol!) I'm participating in Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge.

So here goes!

First up, the earrings I made with beads I bought from my favorite local bead shop, Sparkle Spot, which were hand delivered to Kelley from Hungary!  And now, they're in my earrings!  Beads by Reka, of CheekyBeads. The pic doesn't really do these beads justice--they are such a beautiful buttery-tan shade, and the dots are FABULOUSly fun! :)  I've got the beads dangling on lengths of chain, for a fun fidget earring. 

These might possibly be my favorites of all time.  The components were made especially for me in an Artist swap on the Bead Swap-USA page.  Diana Keever, of Diana Keever Jewelry, made the happy cat charm (I have two kitties...) and wire wrapped the key and pen nib for me ("writing is the key!").  I just added the earwire to the key and nib charm, and added some coordinating danglies to the happy cat to tie it all together in some fabulous "self-portrait" mis-matched earrings. 

And these are double-art bead earrings!  lol!  The lampwork rounds were made by Lampwork Beads by Linda, and I made the netted pearl beads.  These go with my Goddess set that you can see here
So there you have it!  I had fun creating these, and hope to have lots more to share with you soon!

You can check out the other participants here, and there's a Pinterest page here.

Thanks!

RanaLea

13 comments:

  1. Both pair are beautiful! I love your netted pearl beads:-)

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  2. Wow - real show stoppers! But the third pair - with your netted pearl beads - are absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Such pretty earrings. I'm so impressed that you made the beaded beads yourself. They pair beautifully with the shimmery lampwork. Nice work. Thank you for joining the AJE Earring Challenge!

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  4. Such pretty earrings. I'm so impressed that you made the beaded beads yourself. They pair beautifully with the shimmery lampwork. Nice work. Thank you for joining the AJE Earring Challenge!

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  5. Beautiful earrings! I love the mismatched pair--very interesting!

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  6. All of these are pretty, the beads speak for themselves, but the mismatched pair...my favorite! Love them! Great job!

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  7. I also love the beaded beads--just gorgeous! I love them them all!

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  8. That second pair is so very interesting, genius!

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  9. Love the netted bead/lampwork bead pair! All are lovely!

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  10. Lovely earrings, I love the netted pearl especially

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  11. I love them all and they are all very different.

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