Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finished one of the kits I won

Back in late June I won a  
copy of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry by Erin and Lorelei and two earring kits from a giveaway that Erin held.  
Here is one of the finished kits.
I added a little bling of crystals to the bottom bead and there were two extra beads so I added them to the top of the earwire.
They really look adorable on. 

And just a little added cuteness for the week!
My oldman kitty Joe-Joe.
Have a great one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap Blog-Hop

Welcome to Thoughtful-Notions
and the Mismatched Art Bead Earring Swap.

First off let me introduce you to my amazing partner Ali McCarthy of Northwoods Creative Studio.  Ali sent me quite a spectacular mismatched pair of enameled earrings.  I absolutely love red and yellow together.   

Ali formed these flowers from copper discs then they were enameled by her.  The matching beads are from copper tube that were also enameled.

Then matching red and yellow crystals were added and all wrapped together with heat treated copper wire.  She also hand forged the copper earwires.  

Thank you so much Ali it has been such a joy to be partnered with you.  You can also find more of Ali's work at her etsy shop Northwoods Creative Studio.

And a huge THANKS to Diana for organizing such a fun SWAP.

Now have fun checking out all the other amazing mismatched earrings...

Lisa Lidd
Kari Asbury
Jayne Capps
Lesley Watt
Lori Bowring Michaud
Renetha Stanziano
Dawn Pierro