Sunday, 19 May 2013

Whimsical Monkey's Earring Swap Blog Hop!

I have had so much fun with the other Blog Hops I have participated in that when I came across this one, I just couldn't help but sign up :).  I was partnered with the lovely Nancy Smith, you can find her blog here: .  I wanted to do something I haven't done before, so instead of bead weaving someone else's pattern, I designed my own!  This is what I made for Nan:

I have wanted to try the new rizo and rulla beads, and finally was able to get some.  This was my chance, and I'm glad I took the risk;  I really like how they turned out!  These earrings are called 'Stella' and I was so happy with them, I even made a matching pendant.  Am currently trying to decide if I should write up a tutorial for them, what do you think?  They are made using rizo beads, rulla beads, delicas and drop crystals.

And in return, here are my earrings from Nan!  Aren't they gorgeous!  I love them Nan, thank you!  The ever-sneaky Nancy sent me TWO georgeous pairs of purple and silver earrings!  And purple just so happens to be my favourite colour!  We must have been close friends in a former life ;)

This first pair are made with Glass flower beads and Argentium ball headpins(made by Nancy) with the addition of matching seed beads from her stash. She  also made the earwires! 

And these ones she made with Sterling wire that she shaped into almond earwires and then coiled the same wire around the beads. The purple ones are vintage glass and the pink are dyed jade.

Thank you for including me in this Blog Hop, I hope to participate in many more!  For those of you still waiting to see my second piece for the BSBP 7, it is waiting in the wings for more inspiration, don't worry, I haven't forgotten about it!

I apologize for the late post, but I was away for the weekend and didn't get the memo about the reveal  being back on until I was already out of town!  Any who, Jessica, I'm glad you decided to continue with it, and I'm sorry you had such a trying time with this.  I hope it doesn't deter you from doing this again in the future!

Please visit the other Blogs participating in this Earring Swap Blog Hop:

Inge von Roos:
Miranda Ackerley:
Shelley Graham Turner:
Ginger Davis Allman:
Nicole Valentine Rimmer:
Stephanie Weiss:
Spun Sugar Beadworks:
Beccy Peterson: Beccy's Baubles
Ani Forsyth: Veil Dancer
Marde Lowe: FanciMar Designs