Thursday, June 07, 2012

Earring Swap!

The best thing about doing an earring swap is not the fact that you get new earrings, even though that is pretty cool, especially for an earring ho  like me. The really great thing is the connections  you  make to other artists out there in the interweb bloggospere. I'm not that is a real word, so don't quote me please.

This time I was hooked up with Shelby Foxwell and Lori Bowring Michaud

Shelby is a fabulously talented  jewelry maker. And she also makes silver findings to die for.
Very cool stuff. Check out her Etsy shop. There is a pietersite ring  that made my heart to skip a beat.

The earrings she made for me are brilliant. They feature bold lampwork discs made by outwest  They are modern and tribal at the same time.I love them.


My other "hook up" Lori Bowring Michaud, is actually like an old friend. We were paired together in a previous earring swap.  I was happy to see she was paired with me again. She made me a beautiful pair of earrings with red-orange, ceramic rounds made by Keith O'Conner and navy blue glass drops that had an added resin embellishment on top. 
She ceated them from an image  that was in an article in an issue of Where Women Create  about Luana Rubin of 
 Lori's earrings always have unexpected meaningful  touches like that. I an lucky I get to add another pair to my collection.

be sure to check out the rest of the earrings in this hop:

Diana Ptaszynski
Patti Vanderbloemen


  1. Lucky girl you are, indeed! The beads - and those earwires- from Shelby are gorgeous! And, the color combo from Lori is so beautiful! It's amazing that both pairs of earrings are in the same color family! Congrats on your gifts!

  2. It's hard to pick a favorite of these two. Both are gorgeous. I live the southwest feel of the first. And, I am particularly fond on Lori's pair using Keith O'Conner's beads.

  3. I agree Diane! I love being able to connect with new artists and being introduced to new art beads! I hope you enjoy the earrings, I love mine! I'm so happy to have been paired with you!

  4. They're fabulous, love them both - one funky and tribal and the other fun and whimsical!

  5. The color palettes! Awesome! Its as if they have met you, or seen your work? ;-P
    I know Shelby, and her mad skills, nice to see Lori's work too!

  6. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Fun earrings!!! Thanks for joining in the swap Diane! I'll see you tomorrow!

    ~Diana P.

  7. What cool earrings to get - lucky you!!

  8. Very cool! Love Outwest and Shelby's work and Lori's design is fun and funky!

  9. Both pairs of earrings are fantastic! Very funky and fun! I also love the similarity in colors between what Shelby and Lori made for you, amazing!

  10. These are both pairs that I can totally see you wearing! They have that bright and bold personality that matches you. Enjoy the day. Erin