Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mismatched, Asymmetrical Earring Swap Reveal

I am a very symmetrical kind of gal, what I see on one side, I like to see on the other. As a child, one of my favorite things to do was sketch, and my favorite things to sketch is symmetrical designs. Fold a piece of paper in the center, draw thick, dark design on on side (right side to be precise), press it over on to the other. Loved doing it! So yeah, I am a symmetrical gal. (A seamstress once told me I was not symmetrical, which was why the top she made for me didn't fit the way it should have. But I don't believe her, and you should not either)

Soooooo....when Diana from Suburban Girl Studio called for sign-ups for a mismatched earrings swap, I signed up immediately, and broke into a cold sweat seconds after I signed up. What was I thinking! And making mismatched earrings was like putting in the work for two pairs and getting only one! But, I persevered, and made something for my swap partner Lisa of Whimsy's Wonders.
She says she likes what I made, so am happy :)

The rules of the swap were simple, make a pair of mis-matched earrings, both of them should have at least one art bead. Lisa and I exchanged notes about what we liked. I asked for something subtle, not too over-the-top as some designs may get. She listened to me for sure! She made these for me:


Aren't they gorgeous! She made it all by hand too! Love all the copper work in here, I can only hope to be this good at it some day! And love the colors, and the subtlety of the design. I was wearing these yesterday while I FaceTimed my sister. First thing she said was, can I have your earrings? She lives across the country, so these are still safe with me :)

Lisa did send me information about the artist who made the lampwork beads, but her card is inside and my sleeping beauty hubby is, well, sleeping, so will come back and update the post with the information.

You are going to have to visit Lisa to see what I sent her :)

Now hop on over to see what everyone else has made!

Charlene Jacka   http://clay-space.com/blog

24 comments:

  1. These are great, I love that the shapes match, but the colors are unique in each ear. Awesome earrings!

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    1. I LOVE the soft colors! Stuff I make is always so bright, this is soothing to my eyes :)

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  2. Beautiful wire work on those. Hope you can wear them without hyperventilating. They're cool!

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    1. Oh I wore them yesterday and my sister wanted them, lol :-) They are really cool, love the soft colors with the copper

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  3. Beautiful earrings! I know that I would try to kidnap them.

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  4. Very cool wirework! I'd try to steal them too! Thanks for participating!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. This has been one of the funnest hop I have been on!

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  5. Beautiful! not sure which ones I like better... the ones you received or the ones you made! both of you do such beautiful work!

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    1. Aww thanks, Sandra. I know, both are pretty :)

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  6. So glad you're enjoying the earrings. Sounds like we're both going to have to protect our goodies from family members!

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    1. Haha, yes! That is what it seems like :)

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  7. These are adorable! Love the long curve of wire and the bead dangles. and your earrings to her were very beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you! I am not able to point to any one favorite thing about these, its all so cool!

      And thank you for your compliment on mine :)

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  8. They are so pretty! I love the subtle colour difference between the 2 earrings.

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  9. Stunning! You are one lucky girl. The ones you made for your partner are beautiful also - I really like those filigrees you used.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! The filigree beads were part of my bead soup I got from Kathy Combs (http://combsco.etsy.com)

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  10. I agree with you, this was a fun blog hop. I love what you sent and also the gorgeous earrings you received:)

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  11. I am a "symmetrical" kinda gal too and it would be very difficult for me to get out of my comfort zone. But, those earrings are beautiful and the difference is very subtle. I think you'll have lots of offers to take them off your ears!

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    1. Thanks Shirlee! Yes, it would have been hard for me to wear if the difference was bigger! I love these!

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  12. Read about you and your awesome work at halbol blog.Congratulations.Need to connect you,planning to have a jewellery making workshop for the rural girl children in Bhopal. Can you please connect? My id is : ahambhumika@gmail.com

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  13. Need to connect ,read about you in Halbol blog,awesome work,planning to have a workshop for the rural girl children in a village of Bhopal ,please connect,my id is :ahambhumika@gmail.com

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