Thursday, June 7, 2012

Art Bead Earring Swap Reveal Day!!!

I was SO excited to join Suburban Girl Studio's Art Bead Earring Swap this time around!  I missed the entry date last year!  I had 2 wonderful partners Jan Onipenco of Molten Mayhem - Etsy shop:  Lakeside Creations, and Lesley Watt of The Gossiping Goddess - Etsy shop:  THEAtoo.

I squealed when I opened each box!  Literally.

Jan's pair arrived first...

Are these not gorgeous?!?  I love the sea urchin spines, and Jan's lampwork beads are beyond yummy!  I can't wait to wear these this summer!!!

Lesley's arrived shortly afterwards!

These are SO me!!!  I love Lesley's bronze connectors and bead caps!   The green lampwork are by a UK artist Rob Johnson from Pebble Dreams and the tiny ochre lampwork are by Pinocean.  The colors are perfect...and I even ordered a new top to wear with them!  

Unfortunately, Lesley's earrings haven't quite made it to the other side of the pond...I'm so disappointed!!  Hopefully they'll arrive safely to her soon!!  In the meantime, I sent Lesley a few pictures I took before mailing them, so she at least has something...damn mailing system!!! :)

My polymer clay florals with shell rounds and clear glass rondelle clusters.  Copper headpins and sterling ear wires.


Diana Ptaszynski
Patti Vanderbloemen

Thank you Diana for organizing this!!!


  1. Wow! buying clothes to match my earrings ...that's the ultimate compliment - so glad you like them. Jan's design is so much fun - love them. I'm sure mine will turn up soon.x

  2. I agree - Jan's design is so creative and fun! And wearing anything with Lesley's bronze makes the day that much better - gorgeous! Your earrings to Lesley are stunning!

  3. What great earrings you received. I'm loving both pairs - hard to pick a favorite.

  4. Lovely polymer! And you received treasures! Lesley's bronze components make the earrings rock! As do Jan's lamp work! SO interesting to se what people come up with!

  5. You received two pairs of wonderful! :) Your polymer clay beads are superb...

  6. You got some super cool earrings and I love what you sent to your partners (even if the postal service is being a jerkface right now). Thanks for joining in the swap!

    ~Diana P.

  7. Those polymer clay florals are divine!

  8. Love what Jan and Lesley made for you. The lampwork beads that Jan created are gorgeous and Lesley's bronze work is amazing!

    The polymer focals that you made for Lesley's earrings are stunning! Hope they make it to her soon. (I totally understand your frustration with the postal system)!

  9. Love your polymer focals! Very pretty and different! Those sea urchin spines are so cool, love working them into my designs too!

  10. Gorgeous! and Gorgeous! I love how unique Jan's earrings are and Lesley's are so colorful (totally me) and creative using the leather! Hope you get your earrings soon!

  11. What fun!!! both pairs are sooo imaginative1!!!
    Simply fabulous!!

  12. First I have to say that you do AMAZING things with polymer clay. Those are some funky earrings you got! They look like a balancing act and will be a great conversation stater. And wow, I just love Miss Lesley's bronze work. These are so boho chic! Enjoy the day. Erin

  13. That looked like a Awesome Swap ... I keep wanting to do some swaps and always seem to catch the tail end of things I end up finding out about it on the reveal Day ... always so very disapointing .. So I belive i've figured out a way to NOT be late .. Start my own ... :) ... Just wanted to say Your Blog was the Blog that got me Started looking for Swaps and challenges and the always amazing and my ver first time to sign up for the bead soup blog hop ... So i wanted to say thank you ,