Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Very Merry Un-birthday Celebration!

When Marlene and Shelley suggested a hop swap using the colors from your birthstone, no matter what time of year your birthday actually is ... I thought, well now this is an interesting one. And as luck would have it, I was paired up with a September birthday, mine being March, which means we were both creating with blues!

Marlene also suggested that we not get too crazy and try to use the actual birthstones given the cost of that! But I found trying to find the deep blue of sapphires pretty easy using apatite and topaz. Good thing I'd just been to a bead show because I had the chance to look for those beautiful blue stones in the earrings for a very reasonable price.

My partner, Sherry Baun, sent me the loveliest earrings in pale blues to match my birthday stones of aquamarine. I love these long sparkly dangles, and check out the polymer charms with lighthouses! How cool is that?! How did she know how much I LOVE lighthouses? 

And now on with the rest of the show! Here's the line up:
Ali McCarthy www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache www.allprettythings.ca
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Joana Perez Stribel www.facebook.com/lasjoyasdejana
Shelley Graham Turner www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com

26 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

what a great swap! i love all the earrings that are in this post! those polymer charms are such a great idea! enjoy :-)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very beautiful pieces, and in my favourite colour!

Memories for Life said...

Both your earrings and Sherry's earrings are beautiful! What a great swap!

Micheladas said...

very pretty pieces.

Shirley Moore said...

Oh Cynthia! Love both of your pieces, but I'm seriously crushing over that bracelet! And your gift earrings are a perfect birthday party present, bright and sparkly and swingy!

Freestyle Elements said...

Gorgeous creations from both of you, love the blues. The lighthouses are a great touch! Awesome party!

LoriF said...

Beautiful pieces, in both cases!

Islandgirl said...

Lovely pieces.. I love lighthouses too... one of the reasons I moved to the coast so I could listen to them during the fog!

Mary said...

Very very pretty! Love the blues, especially the bracelet.

Mary said...

Love the necklace and how you complimented the beautiful focal you made with the free form peyote.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
Those are some very pretty earrings that I can just picture you wearing. The pieces with the lighthouses are very pretty also. The earrings and bracelet you made are gorgeous.
Therese

Shelley Graham Turner said...

I love all the blues! The set you made her are beautiful Cynthia. I am jealous!!

Thanks for coming to the party, make sure to go to www.marshellswaps.blogspot.com to find out about the party goodie bag you have coming your way! ~ Shelley

BeadedTail said...

I love both of your earrings! Gorgeous! What a fun swap!

Claudia Aguilar said...

I am a September baby so I am loving this!

Alicia said...

My favourite colour in not one, but two pieces! I love both sides of this swap - but those blue topaz earrings are definitely stealing the show!

Unknown said...

Beautiful earrings and bracelet you made. And I like the simple earrings she made for you.
Janeen Burlingame

Miss Val's Creations said...

These shades of blue are so pretty! You guys both did a wonderful job with the birthstone challenge!

Marlene Cupo said...

Delicious goodies from both of you. Sure you are loving that lighthouse from Sherry. She is a love and everyone will know that soon. So glad you had such fun with our little surprise party.

Magic Love Crow said...

All of them are so pretty! I love blue ;o) I am a September baby ;o)

Mama Zen said...

What a cool idea! Lovely blues.

Susan Bowie said...

Being a March baby too, i really loved your pieces. Beautiful. :)

Dyanne Cantrell said...

Wow! I love all the blue floating around here! Both pieces are incredibly beautiful! Job well done!! Happy Unbirthday!

Robin Reed said...

What lovely pieces!! I love earrings even though I can't wear them!!! both of you lovely ladies did an wonderful job. The briolettes in the appatite and topaz earrings are stunning and the small aquamarine colored beads in the long earrings are really nice! the light house earrings are wonderful and I really like the bracelet too. Have a Blessed Day, both of you!!!

Gloria Allen said...

Both of u did a great job. Lov the unique Light house and love that you actually found blue gems. Beautiful pieces

Eyelah said...

so beautiful!! I love the color.

windbent said...

I love what you made. December is blue too and I think I could make a good case that they would be suitable for Blue Zircon.

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