This is the very first time I’m participating in a challenge and I cannot express how exited I am. And a bit worried as I have committed myself to create one pair of earrings every week, containing art beads, for the coming 13 weeks.
The Art Jewelry Elements team is hosting a year-long Earring Challenge in 2013. Participants will sign up for 13 weeks at a time to make one pair of earrings every week with an art bead or component that was made by another bead artist or by one's own hands! When we post the earrings, we then give credit to the artist that made the bead or component.
I love earrings, but I always seem to struggle creating them. I mostly stick to bracelets. So this really is going to be a challenge for me. Especially when I see the gorgeous creations from all other participants.
My first pair, containing ceramic beads from Bo Hulley Beads
My first pair is made in my favorite color Purple. I’ve used ceramic beads from the very talented UK artist Bo Hulley.
I love her beads and I my collection of her beads is expanding alarmingly. Which worries my hubby a bit, as we don’t have a lot of storage space.
I have combined the beads (which have sweet creamy spots!!) with a tiny Lucite flower, Swarovski crystal and some brass findings.
My second pair, featuring lampwork beads from Lizbeads
My second pair is made with the gorgeous lampwork beads of Lizbeads. They have all kinds of beautiful browns and greens with some golden spots. Very difficult to photograph. At least for me, as I do not have any talent for photography what so ever. So excuses for the poor quality of my pictures.
I have combined Liz’s art beads with copper leafs and copper wire swirl.
These earrings are of course for sale in my etsy shop.
Here you can find the list of all the other participants. Please visit them all to see their wonderful creations.
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