May 20, 2013

Earring Swap Blog Hop Reveal

Welcome to the Earring Swap blog hop, wanted by Jessica Wensell of Whimsical Monkey.

Well, earrings are the piece of jewelry I prefer to wear and I mostly make, so I picked the invite for this swap immediately.
My partner was Susan Kennedy from Suebeads, a talented lampworker. Just look at these gorgeous beads she makes


I've asked Sue to take a look at my Flickr gallery and tell me which style of earrings she prefers. I already knew she loves turquoise, silver and green, so I've chosen some peppermint and turquoise Fimo and made a pair of both sides textured rings with a texture plate made by me; then just a little touch of silver Inka gold. I've added filigree silver beads and seed beads and this is what I have sent to Sue:

  ... packed in my Pepita red box:

  I've added a lucky charm - one of my clowny beads, but forgot to take a picture of it.

I still haven't received the package Susan sent, even if she sent it three weeks ago!!! But I'm sure it will arrive soon!! If you would like to know what has she sent to me, just take a look at her blog here

UPDATE - 23 March 
Yesterday I have finally received my package from Sue. Just look at these gorgeous earrings and she even included some of her beautiful lampwork beads!!!   [happydance]   How lucky I am!!!

No need to say I had to wear them today at work :-D 
Thank you Sue for being my partner in this swap!!!

And here's the list of the other participants (you get the direct links on the blog posts by clicking on the names):

Jessica Wensell
Marianne Baxter
Leah Tees
Andrea Trank
Miranda Ackerley
Cheri Mitchell-Reed
Susan Kennedy     <-- My partner
Michele Dotson
Deanna Cox
Shelley Graham Turner
Ingrid McCue
Lennis Carrier
Ginger Davis Allman
Mary Anne Flesch
Nicole Valentine Rimmer
Stephanie Weiss
Silvia Sernicola
Karla Morgan
Kay Thomerson
Paula Hisel
Carol Dillman
Spun Sugar Beadworks
Tara Plote
Rachel Baron
Laurie Keefe
Kashmira Patel
Gina Hockett
Shellie Grindy
Shai Williams
Dyanne Cantrell
Mimi Gardner
Jessica McMullen
Jennifer LaVite
Laura Medeiros
Alenka Obid    <-- You are here
Elsie Fonseca
Cheryl Dunham
Sandra McGriff
Tania Spivey
Mowse Doyle
Mischelle Fanucchi

Beccy Peterson: Beccy's Baubles

Marde Lowe: FanciMar Designs

Be happy,


PiPa said...

You made such beautiful components, the result is great. and I love your packaging too!

KayzKreationz said...

I love your ruffled discs you made and the earrings you made with them. Your bead you sent her was awesome. Hope you get your earrings soon.

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh how fun! and paired up with Sue ... fantastic! You're earrings are great - love the turquoise

Cheryl Dunham said...

Very nice.

Cheryl Dunham said...

I like what you did with the polymer clay, beautiful earrings.

Nan Smith said...

I really love the earrings you made! So summery in colour and style. I'm just starting to experiment with polymer clay so I can now really appreciate the artistry in your work. Wow!

Mary Anne said...

Lovely earrings! I have read a lot of comments about slow postal service on this blog hop, what a shame so many are still waiting.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I love that color palette! And you making your own pieces is just extra special! Nice job Pepita! Hope you get your package soon, but I KNOW it will prove worth the wait! ~ Shelley

Micheladas said...

Lucky to be paired with Sue... I was in a polish swap and sending over seas since the price changed sucks. I hope you get your earrings soon.. It will be worth it.

Anonymous said...

What you made was created (and packaged!) beautifully! Hope you get yours soon. Thanks for participating!

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

As I told Susan, I think it's interesting that you both chose similar colored beads for your earrings. I also work with polymer clay, so I have an extra layer of appreciation for your textured rings. Lovely work! My package to Italy hasn't arrived yet, either, so you're not the only one in that boat. I think we underestimate how slow the mail can be at times. I'm sure they'll come soon!

Leah Tees said...

Nice earrings! I hope you get your package soon!

Dyanne Cantrell said...

Wow! I love those earrings!

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely. I like the texture and style.

ACBeads said...

Alenka, you've designed beautiful and modern earrings. They remind me of Summer and beach days. Have a nice week, Ana

Rachel said...

I'm sure Sue's earrings will be worth waiting for! Love your earrings, by the way! :)

Tara P. said...

Love what you sent! So fun!

paula hisel said...

i love what you came up with :)

kmorgan said...

Wonderful earrings you made! They look like a lot of fun to wear. When I first saw them, I thought "I've seen these before". Yeah, last night on Sue's blog! They're really cute & so was the extra bug bead you sent. I really hope you get your earrings soon, they're very pretty too.

SueBeads said...

Thank you so much for being my partner Alenka, I love my earrings and my little treat and I'm SO glad you finally got your package!

KayzKreationz said...

What great earrings. Her beads are awesome. Glad you got your earrings.

Amy S. said...

Oooh! I love what you did and I love what your partner sent!