Ok, so it's the last day of the Thanksgiving Treasures Earring Exchange. How sad!
Julie is a farmgirl with a vintage touch! My favorite creation of hers is the cuff bracelets and she even has one in her shop that says "farmgirl" on it. How cute! "Julie, I will take your Vitamin C advice. It is a crazy time of the year." Please check out her blog when you have the time at Prairie Thistle.
"Shelby requested red, copper, short, and not too heavy.... I love working with all of these! I made the earrings by cutting out tiny leaf shapes out of copper to keep the weight light, then hammered them for texture. I added a faceted red coral bead that looked like a berry and a small rice pearl to join the metal with the faceted coral bead, it seemed like the perfect transition piece. I then connected the copper, pearl, and coral combination to sterling silver leverback earrings that are lightweight and comfortable to wear all day... I opted for simple, lightweight and comfortable. A little earthy, with just a bit of red sparkle for the upcoming Holiday Season, enjoy Shelby!"
And last in the exchange is ME from the Bei Mondi blog! I made earrings for Erin Prais-Hintz. That was tough since this girl has been in like every beading magazine there is with amazing designs. She asked for mixed metals and she likes the color plum. I think I nailed both of those. But those of us who follow her blog know that her husband is the "Bee Whisperer". So, I had to include a bee sitting on a hammered flower. Hope you like them, Erin!
It's so sad. The exchange is over. I will try to have another exchange in Febuary for bracelets. If you are interested just let me know. I might have only 20 people in this exchange so I can keep up with all the pictures and descriptions. Be looking for more info on that at the first of the year.
I hope to show off my tutorial in the next day of so for anyone who is interested. It was a pain but it's done. Now, go out and have some fun this weekend!